2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Subtitle 4 - Trespass
Section 6-406 - Wanton entry on cultivated land.
§ 6-406. Wanton entry on cultivated land.
(a) "Cultivated land" defined.- "Cultivated land" means land that has been cleared of its natural vegetation and is currently planted with a crop or orchard.
(b) Prohibited.- Unless a person has permission from the owner of cultivated land or an agent of the owner, a person may not enter on the cultivated land of another.
(c) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.
(d) Construction of section.- This section:
(1) prohibits only wanton entry on cultivated land; and
(2) does not:
(i) prevent a person who resides on cultivated land from receiving a person who seeks to provide a lawful service; or
(ii) apply to a person entering cultivated land under color of law or color of title.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 576(b), 577(a)(5), (b); 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]
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