2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 8 - Unattended Children
§ 5-801. Confinement in dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle

MD Fam L Code § 5-801 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. -- A person who is charged with the care of a child under the age of 8 years may not allow the child to be locked or confined in a dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle while the person charged is absent and the dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle is out of the sight of the person charged unless the person charged provides a reliable person at least 13 years old to remain with the child to protect the child.

(b) Penalties for violation. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 500 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both.

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