2020 Maryland Statutes
Environment
Title 4 - Water Management
Subtitle 5 - Penalty and Fines; Prosecution
Section 4-501 - Penalties and Fines

    (a)    Any person who violates any provision of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, unless another penalty is specifically provided elsewhere in this title, the person is subject to a fine not exceeding $500, or imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both, with costs imposed in the discretion of the court. Every fine and cost shall be paid in accordance with § 7–503 of the Courts Article.

    (b)    Any person found guilty of a second or subsequent violation of any provision of this title in a court of competent jurisdiction, unless another penalty is specifically provided elsewhere in this title, is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both with costs imposed in the discretion of the court. For the purpose of this subsection, a second or subsequent violation is one which has occurred within 2 years of any prior violation of this title.

    (c)    In addition to any administrative penalty provided in this title, violation of any rule or regulation or restriction promulgated by any unit within the Department of the Environment pursuant to the provisions of this title is a misdemeanor and is punishable as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

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