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§ 3-803. Harassment

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 8. Stalking and Harassment
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-803
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 123
§ 3-803. Harassment
(a) A person may not follow another in or about a public place or maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other:
(1) with the intent to harass, alarm, or annoy the other;
(2) after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop by or on behalf of the other; and
(3) without a legal purpose.
(b) This section does not apply to a peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:
(1) for a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and
(2) for a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment not exceeding 180 days or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 342, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.
Formerly Art. 27, § 123.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-803, MD CRIM LAW § 3-803
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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