2013 Maryland Code
§ 26-402 - Release of defendant if commissioner not available

MD Transp Code § 26-402 (2013) What's This?


(a) This section does not apply if the alleged offense is any of the offenses enumerated in § 26-202(a)(3)(i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) of this title.

(b) If a police officer arrests a person and takes the person before a District Court commissioner as provided in this title, the person shall be released on issuance of a citation if:

(1) A commissioner is not available;

(2) A judge, clerk, or other public officer, authorized to accept bail for the court is not available; and

(3) The person charged gives the person’s written promise to appear in court.

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