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§ 5-212. Failure to appear in response to citation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Release (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Pretrial Release (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 5-212
§ 5-212. Failure to appear in response to citation
Application of section
(a) This section does not apply to a citation:
(1) for a violation of a parking ordinance or regulation adopted under Title 26, Subtitle 3 of the Transportation Article;
(2) adopted by the Chief Judge of the District Court under § 1-605(d) of the Courts Article, for use in traffic offenses; or
(3) issued by a Natural Resources police officer under § 1-205 of the Natural Resources Article.
Issuance of bench warrant for defendant
(b) A bench warrant may be issued for the arrest of a defendant who fails to appear in court in response to a citation.
Misdemeanor violation for failure to appear
(c) A person who fails to appear in court in response to a citation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 605, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2014, c. 158, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
Formerly Art. 27, § 12C.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 5-212, MD CRIM PROC § 5-212
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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