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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.

Credits

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 through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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