2010 Maryland Code
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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