2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 4 - Harboring, Escape, and Contraband
Section 9-402 - Harboring fugitive.

§ 9-402. Harboring fugitive.

(a)  Scope of section.- This section does not apply if the warrant is for a traffic offense. 

(b)  Prohibited - To prevent arrest.- A person may not harbor a fugitive to prevent the fugitive's discovery or arrest after: 

(1) being notified, or otherwise knowing, that a felony warrant was issued for the arrest of the fugitive; and 

(2) being notified that harboring the fugitive is a crime. 

(c)  Same - To avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement.- A person may not knowingly harbor a fugitive who is avoiding: 

(1) prosecution; 

(2) custody; or 

(3) confinement after conviction of a felony. 

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

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 268F; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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