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Is Battery a felony or misdeameanor in the state of Maryland

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 8 years ago.
A simple battery is a misdemeanor in the State of Maryland. However, it can be upgraded to a felony, if there was serious bodily injury to the victim. Serious bodily injury is more then just a bloody nose or black eye. The person has to have suffered a permanent injury.
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