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SECTION 2130
Offenses relating to certificates
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 10, ARTICLE 46
§ 2130. Offenses relating to certificates. (a) Felonies. A person who,
with fraudulent intent:

(1) Alters, forges or counterfeits a certificate of title is guilty of
a felony;

(2) Alters or forges an assignment of a certificate of title, or an
assignment or release of a security interest, on a certificate of title
or a form the commissioner prescribes is guilty of a felony;

(3) Has possession of or uses a certificate of title knowing it to
have been altered, forged or counterfeited is guilty of a felony;

(4) Uses a false or fictitious name or address, or makes a material
false statement, or fails to disclose a security interest, or conceals
any other material fact, in an application for a certificate of title,
or in any copy of an assignment and warranty of title retained and
produced for the purpose of negating any presumption contained in
subdivision seven of section twelve hundred twenty-four of this chapter,
is guilty of a felony; or

(5) Produces, makes, manufactures, or reproduces any vehicle
certificate of origin or any certificate of title or any license plate
or tag of any other state, district or territory, or of any foreign
country; or possesses any device for producing, making, manufacturing,
or reproducing the same is guilty of a felony.

(b) Misdemeanors. A person who, with fraudulent intent:

(1) Permits another, not entitled thereto, to use or have possession
of a certificate of title is guilty of a misdemeanor;

(2) Fails to mail or deliver a certificate of title or application
therefor to the department within ten days after the time required by
this article is guilty of a misdemeanor; or

(3) Fails to deliver to his transferee a certificate of title within
ten days after the time required by this article is guilty of a
misdemeanor.

(c) Traffic infractions. A person who wilfully violates any provision
of this article except as provided in subdivisions (a) and (b) is guilty
of a traffic infraction.