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§ 4-501. Violations and penalties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 4. Water Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Penalty and Fines; Prosecution
MD Code, Environment, § 4-501
§ 4-501. Violations and penalties
Criminal penalties
(a) Any person who violates any provision of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, unless another penalty is specifically provided elsewhere in this title, the person is subject to a fine not exceeding $500, or imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both, with costs imposed in the discretion of the court. Every fine and cost shall be paid in accordance with § 7-503 of the Courts Article.
Second or subsequent violations
(b) Any person found guilty of a second or subsequent violation of any provision of this title in a court of competent jurisdiction, unless another penalty is specifically provided elsewhere in this title, is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both with costs imposed in the discretion of the court. For the purpose of this subsection, a second or subsequent violation is one which has occurred within 2 years of any prior violation of this title.
Violation of rule, regulation or restriction
(c) In addition to any administrative penalty provided in this title, violation of any rule or regulation or restriction promulgated by any unit within the Department of the Environment pursuant to the provisions of this title is a misdemeanor and is punishable as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

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Added by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3. Amended by Acts 2004, c. 26, § 5, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
MD Code, Environment, § 4-501, MD ENVIR § 4-501
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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