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§ 8-303. False identification documents

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 3. Identity Fraud
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-303
§ 8-303. False identification documents
(a) In this section, “government identification document” means one of the following documents issued by the United States government or any state or local government:
(1) a passport;
(2) an immigration visa;
(3) an alien registration card;
(4) an employment authorization card;
(5) a birth certificate;
(6) a Social Security card;
(7) a military identification;
(8) an adoption decree;
(9) a marriage license;
(10) a driver's license; or
(11) a photo identification card.
(b) A person may not, with fraudulent intent:
(1) possess a fictitious or fraudulently altered government identification document;
(2) display, cause, or allow to be displayed a fictitious or fraudulently altered government identification document;
(3) lend a government identification document to another or knowingly allow the use of the person's government identification document by another; or
(4) display or represent as the person's own a government identification document not issued to the person.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.


Added by Acts 2004, c. 288, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-303, MD CRIM LAW § 8-303
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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