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Article - Criminal Law




§3–803.

    (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.