2020 Maryland Statutes
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 12 - Appeals, Certiorari, and Certification of Questions
Subtitle 1 - Definitions
Section 12-101 - Definitions

    (a)    In this title the following terms have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Appellate court” means any court which reviews a final judgment of another court, and includes any court authorized to enter judgment following a de novo trial on appeal of a case or proceeding previously tried in another court.

    (c)    “Appellate jurisdiction” means the jurisdiction exercised by an appellate court.

    (d)    “Circuit court” means the circuit court for a county.

    (e)    “Criminal action”, “criminal case”, “criminal cause”, or “criminal proceeding” includes a case charging violation of motor vehicle or traffic laws and a case charging violation of a rule or regulation if a criminal penalty may be incurred.

    (f)    “Final judgment” means a judgment, decree, sentence, order, determination, decision, or other action by a court, including an orphans’ court, from which an appeal, application for leave to appeal, or petition for certiorari may be taken.

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