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