2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 9 - CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Subtitle 8 - Criminal Gang Offenses
Section 9-803 - Criminal gang activity - Schools.

§ 9-803. Criminal gang activity - Schools.
 

(a)  Activities on or near school vehicles or property.- A person may not threaten an individual, or a friend or family member of an individual, with or use physical violence to coerce, induce, or solicit the individual to participate in or prevent the individual from leaving a criminal gang: 

(1) in a school vehicle, as defined under § 11-154 of the Transportation Article; or 

(2) in, on, or within 1,000 feet of real property owned by or leased to an elementary school, secondary school, or county board of education and used for elementary or secondary education. 

(b)  Applicability.- Subsection (a) of this section applies whether or not: 

(1) school was in session at the time of the crime; or 

(2) the real property was being used for purposes other than school purposes at the time of the crime. 

(c)  Penalties.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 4 years or a fine not exceeding $4,000 or both. 

(d)  Merger with § 9-802 conviction prohibited.- Notwithstanding any other law, a conviction under this section may not merge with a conviction under § 9-802 of this subtitle. 
 

[2005, ch. 313.] 
 

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