2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 5 - RELEASE
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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