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Monday, October 3, 2011

Possession of a Deadly Weapon on School Property Statute and Penalty


Have you been arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school property in Baltimore County or any school in Maryland?  You need to contact the Weapons Criminal Defense Attorney, G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at 410-288-2900. As a Baltimore based criminal defense attorney we have helped clients with their weapons charges.  Let the experience of attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., go to work for your in the Courtroom.

Contact the office at 410-288-2900 to schedule a free consultation.

If you are convicted of possessing a deadly weapon on school property, you could face a maximum penalty of 3 years and/or $1,000.00 fine.  

CRIMINAL LAW  
TITLE 4.  WEAPON CRIMES  
SUBTITLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 4-102  (2011)

§ 4-102. Deadly weapons on school property
 

   (a) Exceptions. -- This section does not apply to:

   (1) a law enforcement officer in the regular course of the officer's duty;

   (2) a person hired by a county board of education specifically for the purpose of guarding public school property;

   (3) a person engaged in organized shooting activity for educational purposes; or

   (4) a person who, with a written invitation from the school principal, displays or engages in a historical demonstration using a weapon or a replica of a weapon for educational purposes.

(b) Prohibited. -- A person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public school property.

(c) Penalty. --

   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both.

   (2) A person who is convicted of carrying or possessing a handgun in violation of this section shall be sentenced under Subtitle 2 of this title.