2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Procedure
Title 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 2 - General Provisions
§ 1-205. Process across county lines

  • (a) In general. -- A court in a county where a crime is committed may issue process against a person charged with the crime even if:

    • (1) the person is not a resident of the county; or

    • (2) the person is a resident of the county but leaves the county.

  • (b) Sheriffs. --

    • (1) Process issued under subsection (a) of this section shall be directed to the sheriff of the county where the person resides.

    • (2) The sheriff shall serve and return the process as if issued by a court of the sheriff's county.

    • (3) A court that issued process under subsection (a) of this section may fine a sheriff who neglects the process or delays serving and returning the process.

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