2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 8 - Stalking and Harassment
Section 3-803 - Harassment.

§ 3-803. Harassment.
 

(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not follow another in or about a public place or maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other: 

(1) with the intent to harass, alarm, or annoy the other; 

(2) after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop by or on behalf of the other; and 

(3) without a legal purpose. 

(b)  Exception.- This section does not apply to a peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others. 

(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. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 123(b)-(d); 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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