2010 Maryland Code
Section 13-108 - Failure to give bond.

§ 13-108. Failure to give bond.

(a)  Penalty.- An individual who fails to give bond after being ordered to give bond under § 13-107 of this title is subject to imprisonment until bond is given, not exceeding 1 year. 

(b)  Probation.- In consideration of the financial circumstances of the accused individual, and on the individual's entering into a recognizance, the court may: 

(1) suspend imposition of the sentence for failure to give bond; and 

(2) place the individual on probation for the period that the individual is required to pay support. 

(c)  Conditions of recognizance.- The recognizance ordered by the court shall be: 

(1) in the amount that the court directs, with or without security; and 

(2) on the conditions that: 

(i) if the individual is summoned to appear before the court, the individual shall appear; and 

(ii) the individual shall pay support as ordered by the court. 

(d)  Revocation.- If an individual fails to pay support under the court's order, the court may revoke the probation and impose the sentence for failure to give bond. 

(e)  Disposition of forfeited recognizance.- The court may order that any forfeited recognizance be paid: 

(1) to the individual's destitute parent or destitute adult child; or 

(2) if the individual's destitute parent or destitute adult child is a public charge, to the agency that is authorized by law to receive the forfeited recognizance. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 101, 102, 108, 109; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.] 

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