2013 Maryland Code
§ 15-115 - Citation for certain record keeping violations
(a) (1) A person issued a citation under § 15-113 or § 15-113.1 of this subtitle shall comply with a notice to appear contained in a citation or a trial notice issued by the District Court.
(2) A person may comply with the notice to appear by:
(i) Appearance in person or by counsel; or
(ii) Payment of the civil penalty as provided in the citation.
(b) A citation issued for a violation under § 15-113 or § 15-113.1 of this subtitle shall include:
(1) Information advising the person receiving the citation of the manner in which liability may be contested; and
(2) A warning that failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability in a timely manner in accordance with the citation:
(i) Is an admission of liability and waiver of defenses; and
(ii) Results in an entry of a default judgment that may include a fine, court costs, and administrative expenses in favor of the Administration against the person named in the citation.
(c) (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the District Court:
(i) May enter a default judgment in favor of the Administration if a person fails to pay a fine or comply with a notice to appear; and
(ii) Shall mail notice of any default judgment to the person named in the citation.
(2) The default judgment shall take effect unless, by the end of the 15th day after the date that notice of the default judgment was mailed, the person named in the citation posts bond or a civil penalty deposit and requests a new date for a trial and the court has granted the motion.
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