2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 2 - Pretrial Release
Section 5-212 - Failure to appear in response to citation.

§ 5-212. Failure to appear in response to citation.

(a)  Application of section.- This section does not apply to a citation: 

(1) for a violation of a parking ordinance or regulation adopted under Title 26, Subtitle 3 of the Transportation Article; 

(2) adopted by the Chief Judge of the District Court under § 1-605(d) of the Courts Article, for use in traffic offenses; or 

(3) issued by a Natural Resources police officer under § 1-205 of the Natural Resources Article. 

(b)  Bench warrant.- A bench warrant may be issued for the arrest of a defendant who fails to appear in court in response to a citation. 

(c)  Penalty.- A person who fails to appear in court in response to a citation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 12C; 2001, ch. 10, § 2; 2007, ch. 605.]   

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