ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
Unauthorized use of uniform; penalties
Section 99. Whoever, not being in the service of the armed forces of the United States or of the commonwealth, appears in public wearing the distinctive uniform of any branch of such service shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, but this section shall not apply to any person discharged from such service, for any cause other than his own unworthiness, wearing his uniform in order to take part in any military or naval parade or on any occasion of ceremony, or to any person in the service of the armed forces of the United States, discharged for any cause other than his own unworthiness, wearing the uniform from place of discharge to his home. Any person found violating any provision of this section may be arrested without a warrant by any officer qualified to serve criminal process; provided, that nothing in this section shall subject to penalty any action with respect to the wearing of uniforms of the armed forces of the United States which is authorized by federal law.