Maryland Criminal Law Section 8-612

Article - Criminal Law

§ 8-612.

      (a)      In this section, "token" means a ticket, coupon, coin, disc, slug, or any other thing that:

            (1)      is evidence of the right of an individual to enter, leave, ride on, or pass through or over any thing or place for which a fee is charged, including a building, ground, public conveyance, vessel, or bridge; and

            (2)      is intended or designed to be inserted into a box or machine for the collection of fees or given to a collector.

      (b)      (1)      A person may not counterfeit or issue, or cause to be counterfeited or issued, or aid or assist in counterfeiting or issuing a token without the permission of the person who lawfully issues, sells, or gives away the token.

            (2)      A person may not issue or pass a token if the person knows that it was:

                  (i)      counterfeited; or

                  (ii)      issued without the permission of the person who lawfully issues, sells, or gives away the token.

      (c)      A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year.



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