2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 6 - Crimes Against Property
Subtitle 4 - Trespass
§ 6-406. Wanton entry on cultivated land

  • (a) "Cultivated land" defined. -- "Cultivated land" means land that has been cleared of its natural vegetation and is currently planted with a crop or orchard.

  • (b) Prohibited. -- Unless a person has permission from the owner of cultivated land or an agent of the owner, a person may not enter on the cultivated land of another.

  • (c) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.

  • (d) Construction of section. -- This section:

    • (1) prohibits only wanton entry on cultivated land; and

    • (2) does not:

      • (i) prevent a person who resides on cultivated land from receiving a person who seeks to provide a lawful service; or

      • (ii) apply to a person entering cultivated land under color of law or color of title.

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