Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 4. Assault; Mayhem; Threats.


§ 22–401. Assault with intent to kill, rob, or poison, or to commit first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse or child sexual abuse.

Every person convicted of any assault with intent to kill or to commit first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse, or child sexual abuse, or to commit robbery, or mingling poison with food, drink, or medicine with intent to kill, or wilfully poisoning any well, spring, or cistern of water, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 2 years or more than 15 years. In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, a person may be fined an amount not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1321, ch. 854, § 803; Dec. 27, 1967, 81 Stat. 736, Pub. L. 90-226, title VI, § 601; May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 401(b)(2), 42 DCR 53; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 303(d), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-501.

1973 Ed., § 22-501.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 11-502, § 22-3007, § 22-3152, § 22-4001, § 24-112, § 24-403, and § 24-403.01.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 added the last sentence.

Cross References

Additional penalty for possession of firearm, see § 22-4502.

Consent defense to sexual abuse, see § 22-3007.

Indeterminate sentences, minimum sentences, specific crimes, see § 24-403.

Minimum sentence when previously convicted of crime of violence, see § 24-403.

Sentencing, supervised release, and good time credit for felonies committed on or after August 5, 2000, see § 24-403.01.

Sexually violent offense defined, see § 22-4101.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 303(d) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–402. Assault with intent to commit mayhem or with dangerous weapon.

Every person convicted of an assault with intent to commit mayhem, or of an assault with a dangerous weapon, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 years. In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, a person may be fined an amount not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1321, ch. 854, § 804; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 303(e), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-502.

1973 Ed., § 22-502.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 7-2508.01, and § 24-112.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 added the last sentence.

Cross References

Additional penalty for possession of firearm, see § 22-4502.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 303(e) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–403. Assault with intent to commit any other offense.

Whoever assaults another with intent to commit any other offense which may be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years. In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, a person may be fined an amount not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 805; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 303(f), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-503.

1973 Ed., § 22-503.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 22-3007, § 22-3011, § 22-3012, § 22-4001, and § 24-112.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 added the last sentence.

Cross References

Additional penalty for possession of firearm, see § 22-4502.

Age, defenses to child sexual abuse, see § 22-3011.

Consent defense to sexual abuse, see § 22-3007.

Knowledge of age, state of mind proof requirement, see § 22-3012.

Marriage, defenses to child sexual abuse, see § 22-3011.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 303(f) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–404. Assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner; stalking.

(a)(1) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.

(2) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes significant bodily injury to another shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “significant bodily injury” means an injury that requires hospitalization or immediate medical attention.

(b) Repealed.

(c) Repealed.

(d) Repealed.

(e) Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806; May 8, 1993, D.C. Law 9-269,§ 2, 39 DCR 9014; Nov. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 10-53, § 2, 40 DCR 5446; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 105(d), 41 DCR 2608; May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 16, 41 DCR 5193; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 3, 44 DCR 1408; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 207, 53 DCR 8610; Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 302, 56 DCR 7413; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 201(c), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-504.

1973 Ed., § 22-504.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 7-2502.03, § 16-2333, § 22-951, and § 23-581.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-306 rewrote subsec. (a), which had read as follows: “(a) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.”

D.C. Law 18-88 repealed subsecs. (b) to (e).

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not more than $1,000” in (a)(1) and for “not more than $3,000” in (a)(2).

Cross References

Firearms control, registration certificates, prerequisites for issuance, see § 7-2502.03.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 105(d) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 207 of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 207 of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 207 of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 207 of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 302 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-181, August 6, 2009, 56 DCR 6903).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 302 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-227, October 21, 2009, 56 DCR 8668).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 201(c) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–404.01. Aggravated assault.

(a) A person commits the offense of aggravated assault if:

(1) By any means, that person knowingly or purposely causes serious bodily injury to another person; or

(2) Under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, that person intentionally or knowingly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causes serious bodily injury.

(b) Any person convicted of aggravated assault shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.

(c) Any person convicted of attempted aggravated assault shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806a; as added Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 202, 41 DCR 2608; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 201(d), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-504.1.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21 and § 24-112.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not more than $10,000” in (b) and for “not more than $5,000” in (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of section, see § 202 of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).

For temporary addition of the Act of Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806b, concerning assault on a public vehicle inspection officer, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-599, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1017).

For temporary addition of the Act of Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806c, concerning aggravated assault on a public vehicle inspectorofficer, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-599, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1017).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 201(d) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–404.02. Assault on a public vehicle inspection officer.

(a) A person commits the offense of assault on a public vehicle inspection officer if that person assaults, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with a public vehicle inspection officer while that officer is engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties.

(b) A person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall:

(1) Be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or be imprisoned for not more than 180 days; and

(2) Have his or her license or licenses for operating a public vehicle-for-hire, as required by the Commission pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 3 of Title 50 [§ 50-301 et seq.], revoked without further administrative action by the Commission.

(c) It is neither justifiable nor excusable for a person to use force to resist the civil enforcement authority exercised by an individual believed to be a public vehicle inspection officer, whether or not such enforcement action is lawful.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) “Commission” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(6).

(2) “Public vehicle-for-hire” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(17).

(3) “Public vehicle inspection officer” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(19).


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806b; as added June 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-320, § 401, 60 DCR 3390.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-320 added this section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendment Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-44, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5381, 20 DCSTAT 1281).

For temporary addition of the Act of Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806b, concerning assault on a public vehicle inspection officer, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-599, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1017).


§ 22–404.03. Aggravated assault on a public vehicle inspection officer.

(a) A person commits the offense of aggravated assault on a public vehicle inspection officer if that person assaults, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with a public vehicle inspection officer while that officer is engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties, and:

(1) By any means, that person knowingly or purposely causes serious bodily injury to the public vehicle inspection officer; or

(2) Under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, that person intentionally or knowingly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causes serious bodily injury.

(b) A person who violates this section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall:

(1) Be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or be imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both; and

(2) Have his or her license or licenses for operating a public vehicle-for- hire, as required by the Commission pursuant [to] subchapter I of Chapter 3 of Title 50 [§ 50-301 et seq.], revoked without further administrative action by the Commission.

(c) It is neither justifiable nor excusable for a person to use force to resist the civil enforcement authority exercised by an individual believed to be a public vehicle inspection officer, whether or not such enforcement action is lawful.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) “Commission” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(6).

(2) “Public vehicle-for-hire” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(17).

(3) “Public vehicle inspection officer” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 50-303(19).


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806c; as added June 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-320, § 401, 60 DCR 3390.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-320 added this section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendment Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-44, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5381, 20 DCSTAT 1281).

For temporary addition of the Act of Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 806c, concerning aggravated assault on a public vehicle inspector officer, see § 401 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-599, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1017).


§ 22–405. Assault on member of police force, campus or university special police, or fire department.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term “law enforcement officer” means any officer or member of any police force operating and authorized to act in the District of Columbia, including any reserve officer or designated civilian employee of the Metropolitan Police Department, any licensed special police officer, any officer or member of any fire department operating in the District of Columbia, any officer or employee of any penal or correctional institution of the District of Columbia, any officer or employee of the government of the District of Columbia charged with the supervision of juveniles being confined pursuant to law in any facility of the District of Columbia regardless of whether such institution or facility is located within the District, any investigator or code inspector employed by the government of the District of Columbia, or any officer or employee of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, the Social Services Division of the Superior Court, or Pretrial Services Agency charged with intake, assessment, or community supervision.

(b) Whoever without justifiable and excusable cause assaults a law enforcement officer on account of, or while that law enforcement officer is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned not more than 6 months or fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

(c) A person who violates subsection (b) of this section and causes significant bodily injury to the law enforcement officer, or commits a violent act that creates a grave risk of causing significant bodily injury to the officer, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

(d) It is neither justifiable nor excusable cause for a person to use force to resist an arrest when such an arrest is made by an individual he or she has reason to believe is a law enforcement officer, whether or not such arrest is lawful.


(R.S., D.C., § 432; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 95, ch. 159, § 205; Oct. 20, 1965, 79 Stat. 1011, Pub. L. 89-277, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 601, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 206; Aug. 11, 1971, 85 Stat. 316, Pub. L. 92-92; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 3, 41 DCR 1639; Oct. 18, 1995, D.C. Law 11-63, § 3, 42 DCR 4109; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 4, 44 DCR 1408; June 12, 1999, D.C. Law 12-284, § 2, 46 DCR 1328; June 18, 1999, D.C. Law 12-288, § 2, 45 DCR 4471; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 208, 53 DCR 8610; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 202(a), 60 DCR 2064; June 30, 2016, D.C. Law 21-125, § 205, 63 DCR 4659.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-505.

1973 Ed., § 22-505.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 23-524, § 24-112, § 24-261.03, § 24-403, and § 24-403.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-306 rewrote the section.

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not more than $1,000” in (b) and for “not more than $10,000” in (c).

Cross References

Minimum sentence for violation of section, see § 24-403.

Offenses committed against any private correctional officer or other employee of the private operator, inmates confined to CTF, see § 24-261.03.

Sentencing, supervised release, and good time credit for felonies committed on or after August 5, 2000, see § 24-403.01.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the Metropolitan Police Department Civilianization and Street Solicitation for Prostitution Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-428, August 6, 1998, 45 DCR 5884), § 2 of the Metropolitan Police Department Civilianization Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-506, November 10, 1998, 45 DCR 45 8139), and § 2 of the Metropolitan Police Department Civilianization Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-13, February 8, 1999, 46 DCR 2333).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 208 of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 208 of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 208 of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 208 of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 202(a) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Temporary Legislation

Section 2 of D.C. Law 12-282 inserted “any designated civilian employee of the Metropolitan Police Department” near the beginning of (a).

Section 13(b) of D.C. Law 12-282 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–405.01. Resisting arrest.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term "law enforcement officer" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 22-405(a).

(b) Whoever without justifiable and excusable cause intentionally resists an arrest by an individual who he or she has reason to believe is a law enforcement officer or prevents that individual from making or attempting to make an arrest of or detain another person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned not more than 6 months or fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

(c) It is neither justifiable nor excusable cause for a person to use force to resist an arrest when such an arrest is made by an individual he or she has reason to believe is a law enforcement officer, whether or not such arrest is lawful.


(R.S., D.C., § 432a; as added June 30, 2016, D.C. Law 21-125, § 206, 63 DCR 4659.)


§ 22–406. Mayhem or maliciously disfiguring.

Every person convicted of mayhem or of maliciously disfiguring another shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years. In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, a person may be fined an amount not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 807; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 303(g), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-506.

1973 Ed., § 22-506.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 22-3152, and § 24-112.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 added the last sentence.

Cross References

Additional penalty for possession of firearm, see § 22-4502.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 303(g) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–407. Threats to do bodily harm.

Whoever is convicted in the District of threats to do bodily harm shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, in addition thereto, or in lieu thereof, may be required to give bond to keep the peace for a period not exceeding 1 year.


(July 16, 1912, 37 Stat. 193, ch. 235, § 2; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 98, ch. 159, § 212; Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 618, Pub. L. 88-241, § 11(b); June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 203(b), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-507.

1973 Ed., § 22-507.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 5-132.21, § 7-2502.03, § 16-4205, and § 22-951.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not more than $500”.

Cross References

Firearms control, registration certificates, prerequisites for issuance, see § 7-2502.02.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 203(b) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.


§ 22–408. Penalty for assaulting, beating, or fighting on account of money won by gaming. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(9 Anne, ch. 14, § 8, 1710; Kilty’s Rept., p. 248; Alex. Brit. Stat., p. 692; Comp. Stat. D.C., p. 245, § 17; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 4, 41 DCR 1639; Apr. 29, 2004, D.C. Law 15-154, § 4, 50 DCR 10996.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-508.

1973 Ed., § 22-508.