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§ 2-605. Fines and penalties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 2. Accountants (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2008
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 2-605
§ 2-605. Fines and penalties
In general
(a) A person who violates any provision of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both.
Determination of penalty
(b)(1) The Board may impose on a person who violates any provision of this subtitle a penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation.
(2) In setting the amount of the penalty, the Board shall consider:
(i) the seriousness of the violation;
(ii) the harm caused by the violation;
(iii) the good faith of the violator;
(iv) any history of previous violations by the violator; and
(v) any other relevant factors.
(3) The Board shall pay any penalty collected under this subsection into the General Fund of the State.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 187, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2008, c. 536, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.
Formerly Art. 75A, § 2-605.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 2-605, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 2-605
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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