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§ 13-108. Failure to give bond

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Support of Parents and Adult Children (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Family Law, § 13-108
§ 13-108. Failure to give bond
(a) An individual who fails to give bond after being ordered to give bond under § 13-107 of this title is subject to imprisonment until bond is given, not exceeding 1 year.
(b) In consideration of the financial circumstances of the accused individual, and on the individual's entering into a recognizance, the court may:
(1) suspend imposition of the sentence for failure to give bond; and
(2) place the individual on probation for the period that the individual is required to pay support.
Conditions of recognizance
(c) The recognizance ordered by the court shall be:
(1) in the amount that the court directs, with or without security; and
(2) on the conditions that:
(i) if the individual is summoned to appear before the court, the individual shall appear; and
(ii) the individual shall pay support as ordered by the court.
(d) If an individual fails to pay support under the court's order, the court may revoke the probation and impose the sentence for failure to give bond.
Disposition of forfeited recognizance
(e) The court may order that any forfeited recognizance be paid:
(1) to the individual's destitute adult child; or
(2) if the individual's destitute adult child is a public charge, to the agency that is authorized by law to receive the forfeited recognizance.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 540, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 541, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 101, 102, 108, 109.
MD Code, Family Law, § 13-108, MD FAMILY § 13-108
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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