2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 8 - FRAUD AND RELATED CRIMES
Subtitle 3 - Identity Fraud
Section 8-302 - Blank or incorrect identification card.

§ 8-302. Blank or incorrect identification card.
 

(a)  "Offer for sale" defined.- In this section, "offer for sale" includes to induce, solicit, attempt, or advertise in a manner intended to encourage a person to purchase an identification card. 

(b)  Prohibited.- Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a person may not: 

(1) sell, issue, offer for sale, or offer to issue an identification card or document that contains: 

(i) a blank space for a person's age or date of birth; or 

(ii) a person's incorrect age or date of birth; or 

(2) knowingly sell, issue, offer for sale, or offer to issue an identification card or document that contains: 

(i) an incorrect name instead of a person's true name; or 

(ii) an incorrect address for a person. 

(c)  Exception.- This section does not prohibit a manufacturer of identification cards or documents from selling or issuing identification cards or documents that contain a blank space for a person's age or date of birth to: 

(1) employers, for use as employee identification cards or documents; 

(2) hospitals, for use as patient identification cards; or 

(3) governmental units. 

(d)  Penalty.-  

(1) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $2,000 or both. 

(2) Each identification card or document sold or issued and each offer in violation of this section is a crime that may be separately prosecuted. 

(e)  Injunctive relief.- The Attorney General, or the State's Attorney for a county where a violation of this section occurs, may seek an injunction to stop a sale, issue, or offer that violates this section. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 233E; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2006, ch. 486.]   

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