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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1700                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE

HEAD

    Sec. 1700. Desertion of mails

STATUTE

      Whoever, having taken charge of any mail, voluntarily quits or
    deserts the same before he has delivered it into the post office at
    the termination of the route, or to some known mail carrier,
    messenger, agent, or other employee in the Postal Service
    authorized to receive the same, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(G), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 322 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 199, 35 Stat. 1126).
      Minor changes were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $500".
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