District of Columbia Code Division IV. Criminal Law and Procedure and Prisoners. § 22-1211. Tampering with a detection device.

(a)(1) It is unlawful for a person who is required to wear a device while incarcerated or committed, while subject to a protection order, or while on pretrial release, presentence release, predisposition release, supervised release, probation, or parole to:

(A) Intentionally remove or alter the device, or to intentionally interfere with or mask or attempt to interfere with or mask the operation of the device;

(B) Intentionally allow any unauthorized person to remove or alter the device, or to intentionally interfere with or mask or attempt to interfere with or mask the operation of the device;  or

(C) Intentionally fail to charge the power for the device or otherwise maintain the device's battery charge or power.

(2) For the purposes of this subsection, the term “device” includes a bracelet, anklet, or other equipment with electronic monitoring capability or global positioning system or radio frequency identification technology.

(b) Whoever violates this section shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 , imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both.


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