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§ 8-606. Making false entries in public records and related crimes

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 6. Counterfeiting and Related Crimes (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-606
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 45A
§ 8-606. Making false entries in public records and related crimes
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Access” means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, or retrieve data from, or otherwise use equipment including computers and other data processing equipment or resources connected with computers or other data processing equipment.
(3) “Public record” includes an official book, paper, or record, kept on a manual or automated basis, that is created, received, or used by a unit of:
(i) the State;
(ii) a political subdivision of the State; or
(iii) a multicounty agency.
(b) A person may not or may not attempt to:
(1) willfully make a false entry in a public record;
(2) except under proper authority, willfully alter, deface, destroy, remove, or conceal a public record; or
(3) except under proper authority, willfully and intentionally access a public record.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 45A.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-606, MD CRIM LAW § 8-606
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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