2023 Maryland Statutes
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 6 - Personal Jurisdiction, Venue, Process and Practice
Subtitle 4 - Practice in General
Section 6-411 - Procedure After Arrest for Failure to Appear to Show Cause

    (a)    An individual arrested for failure to appear in court to show cause why the individual should not be found in contempt for failure to answer interrogatories or to appear for an examination in aid of enforcement of a money judgment shall be taken immediately:

        (1)    If the court is in session, before the court that issued the order that resulted in the arrest; or

        (2)    If the court is not in session, before a judicial officer of the District Court for a determination of appropriate conditions of release to ensure the individual’s appearance at the next session of the court that issued the order that resulted in the arrest.

    (b)    If a judicial officer determines that the individual should be released on other than personal recognizance without any additional conditions, the judicial officer shall impose on the individual the least onerous condition or combination of conditions that will reasonably ensure the appearance of the individual as required.

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