15.11.14.08

.08 Penalties.

A. Criminal Penalties.

(1) General. A person who violates the provisions of this chapter, except regarding animals given as a prize, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to the penalties provided in Agriculture Article, §§12-101 and 12-102, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) Animal Given as a Prize. A person who violates the provisions of Regulation .07E of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 as provided in the Criminal Law Article, §10-610, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Administrative Penalties.

(1) General. In lieu of or in addition to being subject to criminal sanctions, a person who violates the provisions of this chapter, except regarding animals given as a prize and unlawful horse transport, is subject to administrative penalties up to $10,000, as provided in COMAR 15.11.19.

(2) Unlawful Horse Transport. In lieu of or in addition to being subject to criminal sanctions, a person who violates the provisions of Regulation .06B(5)(c) of this chapter is subject to administrative penalties up to $1,000 per horse as provided in Agriculture Article, §3-903, Annotated Code of Maryland.