33 U.S. Code § 1481 - Violations; penalties
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(a) A person commits a class A misdemeanor if that person—
(2) willfully refuses or fails to comply with any lawful order or direction given pursuant to this chapter; or
(b) In a criminal proceeding for an offense under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this section it shall be a defense for the accused to prove that he used all due diligence to comply with any order or direction that he had reasonable cause to believe that compliance would have resulted in serious risk to human life.
Source(Pub. L. 93–248, § 12,Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 10; Pub. L. 101–380, title IV, § 4302(l),Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 539.)
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–380substituted “A person commits a class A misdemeanor if that person” for “Any person who” in introductory provisions and struck out “, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both” after “under this chapter” in par. (3).
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment