Wearing Bulletproof Armor
Have you been charged with wearing bulletproof armor?
This offense carries a substantial prison term, fines, and up to three years probation in District Court or five years probation in Circuit Court. A conviction for this offense can incarcerate you and burden your life for many years. Call or email today, your future may depend on it!
WHAT's the first step?
If you were arrested or issued a summons for this offense, you want to act quickly to gather evidence and prepare a defense. Call Mr. Cleckner for a free consultation over the telephone or to set up an in-person appointment, and he will answer any questions you have.
NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
A conviction can cause serious problems. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.
wearing bulletproof armor
CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 4. WEAPON CRIMES SUBTITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 4-106 (2014) § 4-106. Bulletproof body armor -- Wearing prohibited (a) Definitions. -- (1) In this section and § 4-107 of this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated. (2) "Ammunition" means a cartridge, shell, or other device containing explosive or incendiary material designed and intended for use in a firearm. (3) "Bulletproof body armor" means a material or object that is designed to cover or be worn on any part of the body to prevent, deflect, or slow down the penetration of ammunition. (4) "Crime of violence" has the meaning stated in § 14-101 of this article. (5) "Drug trafficking crime" has the meaning stated in § 5-621 of this article. (6) "Firearm" includes: (i) a handgun, antique firearm, rifle, shotgun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle as those terms are defined in § 4-201 of this title; (ii) an assault pistol as defined in § 4-301 of this title; (iii) a machine gun as defined in § 4-401 of this title; and (iv) a regulated firearm as defined in § 5-101 of the Public Safety Article. (7) "Secretary" means the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee. (b) Prohibited -- Wearing in crime of violence. -- A person may not wear bulletproof body armor in the commission of a crime of violence. (c) Prohibited -- Wearing in drug trafficking crime. -- A person may not wear or possess bulletproof body armor during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. (d) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 or both. (e) Sentencing. -- A sentence imposed under this section may be separate from a sentence for any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime establishing the violation of this section. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 27A, 27B; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2003, ch. 17; 2005, ch. 25, § 13.