2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Subtitle 4 - Trespass
Section 6-402 - Trespass on posted property.
§ 6-402. Trespass on posted property.
(a) Prohibited.- A person may not enter or trespass on property that is posted conspicuously against trespass by:
(1) signs placed where they reasonably may be seen; or
(2) paint marks that:
(i) conform with regulations that the Department of Natural Resources adopts under § 5-209 of the Natural Resources Article; and
(ii) are made on trees or posts that are located:
1. at each road entrance to the property; and
2. adjacent to public roadways, public waterways, and other land adjoining the property.
(b) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:
(1) for a first violation, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both;
(2) for a second violation occurring within 2 years after the first violation, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both; and
(3) for each subsequent violation occurring within 2 years after the preceding violation, imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $2,500 or both.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 577(a)(1), (b); 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2010, chs. 334, 335.]
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