2014 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 8 - Stalking and Harassment
§ 3-806. Misuse of laser pointer

MD Criminal Law Code § 3-806 (2014) What's This?

(a) "Laser pointer" defined. -- In this section, "laser pointer" means a device that emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.

(b) Scope of section. -- This section may not be construed to apply to the use of a laser pointer:

(1) for educational purposes by individuals engaged in an organized meeting or training class; or

(2) during the normal course of work or trade activities.

(c) Prohibited. -- A person may not knowingly use a laser pointer to illuminate another in a public place in a manner that harasses or endangers the other.

(d) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 500.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Maryland may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.