2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Procedure
Title 4 - Pretrial Procedures
Subtitle 1 - Charging Procedures and Documents
§ 4-107. Charging document for violation of ordinance

  • (a) Copy of ordinance not necessary. -- It is not necessary to set forth a copy of an ordinance or a section of an ordinance in a charging document for the violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation, a county, or a special taxing area.

  • (b) Sufficiency of charging document. -- A charging document specified in subsection (a) of this section is sufficient if it:

    • (1) cites the ordinance alleged to have been violated by date of passage or, if codified, by article and section number;

    • (2) conforms to the law governing the framing of charging documents for a violation of an act of the General Assembly; and

    • (3) concludes with the words "against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.".

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