Title 2. Government Administration. - Chapter 7. Official Correspondence. - § 2-709. Unintentional violations.

Published: 1977

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§ 2-709. Unintentional violations.

  • Current through October 23, 2012

(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.


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


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.