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The DC Code: § 2-709 Unintentional violations.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
a
Any person who by reason of ignorance, forgetfulness, or misunderstanding improperly or unlawfully uses official mail shall be liable to the District for double the cost of the postage.
b
Any person who willfully violates provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year, plus double the amount of money incidental to the unlawful mailing.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1709. 1973 Ed., § 1-1709. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-118, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-701. DC CODE § 2-709 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 7, 1977, D.C. Law 1-118, § 10, 23 DCR 8746.)