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§ 4-107. Charging documents for ordinance violations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Procedure

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Pretrial Procedures (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Charging Procedures and Documents (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 4-107
§ 4-107. Charging documents for ordinance violations
Copy of ordinance unnecessary
(a) 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.
Sufficiency of charging document
(b) 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.”.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001.
Formerly Art. 27, § 615.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 4-107, MD CRIM PROC § 4-107
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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