2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 10 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, CONDUCT, AND SENSIBILITIES
Subtitle 1 - Crimes Against Public Health and Safety
Section 10-108 - Possession of tobacco product by minor; use of false identification.
§ 10-108. Possession of tobacco product by minor; use of false identification.
(a) "Violation" defined.- In this section, "violation" has the meaning stated in § 3-8A-01 of the Courts Article.
(b) Scope of section.- This section does not apply to the possession of a tobacco product or cigarette rolling paper by a minor who is acting as the agent of the minor's employer within the scope of employment.
(c) Prohibited.- A minor may not:
(1) use or possess a tobacco product or cigarette rolling paper; or
(2) obtain or attempt to obtain a tobacco product or cigarette rolling paper by using a form of identification that:
(i) is falsified; or
(ii) identifies an individual other than the minor.
(1) A violation of this section is a civil offense.
(2) A minor who violates this section is subject to the procedures and dispositions provided in Title 3, Subtitle 8A of the Courts Article.
(e) Citation.- A law enforcement officer authorized to make arrests shall issue a citation to a minor if the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that the minor is committing or has committed a violation of this section.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 406; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2003, ch. 115.]
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