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Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 8-607

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(a) In this section, “public seal” means:

(1) the great seal of the State;

(2) the seal of any court of the State;  or

(3) any other public seal of the State.

(b) A person may not:

(1) counterfeit and use a public seal;

(2) steal a public seal;

(3) unlawfully and falsely, or with evil intent, affix a public seal to a deed, warrant, or writing;  or

(4) have and willfully conceal a counterfeit public seal, if the person knows that it was counterfeited.

(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 2 years and not exceeding 10 years.

(d) A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.

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