2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Procedure
Title 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 2 - General Provisions
§ 1-201. Recording or broadcasting criminal proceedings

  • (a) Prohibited. --

    • (1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not record or broadcast any criminal matter, including a trial, hearing, motion, or argument, that is held in trial court or before a grand jury.

    • (2) This prohibition applies to the use of television, radio, and photographic or recording equipment.

  • (b) Exceptions. -- Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to the use of electronic or photographic equipment approved by the court:

    • (1) to take the testimony of a child victim under ยง 11-303 of this article; or

    • (2) to perpetuate a court record.

  • (c) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section may be held in contempt of court.

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