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§ 8-607. Counterfeiting public seal

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, § 8-607
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 46
§ 8-607. Counterfeiting public seal
“Public seal” defined
(a) In this section, “public seal” means:
(1) the great seal of the State;
(2) the seal of any court of the State; or
(3) any other public seal of the State.
(b) A person may not:
(1) counterfeit and use a public seal;
(2) steal a public seal;
(3) unlawfully and falsely, or with evil intent, affix a public seal to a deed, warrant, or writing; or
(4) have and willfully conceal a counterfeit public seal, if the person knows that it was counterfeited.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 2 years and not exceeding 10 years.
Statute of limitations and in banc review
(d) A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2004, c. 25, § 1, eff. April 13, 2004.
Formerly Art. 27, § 46.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-607, MD CRIM LAW § 8-607
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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