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RULE 1-361. EXECUTION OF WARRANTS AND BODY ATTACHMENTS

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 1. General Provisions
Chapter 300. General Provisions
MD Rules, Rule 1-361
RULE 1-361. EXECUTION OF WARRANTS AND BODY ATTACHMENTS
(a) Generally. A person arrested on a warrant or taken into custody on a body attachment shall be brought before the judicial officer designated in the specific instructions in the warrant or body attachment.
Cross reference: See Rules 4-102, 4-212, and 4-347 concerning warrants. See Rules 1-202, 2-510, 2-633, 3-510, 3-633, 4-266, and 4-267 concerning body attachments.
(b) Warrants Without Specific Instructions. If a warrant for arrest issued by a judge does not contain specific instructions designating the judicial officer before whom the arrested person is directed to appear:
(1) The person arrested shall be brought without unnecessary delay, and in no event later than 24 hours after the arrest, before a judicial officer of the District Court sitting in the county where the arrest was made, and
(2) The judicial officer shall determine the person's eligibility for release, establish any conditions of release, and direct how the person shall be brought before the judge who issued the warrant.
(c) Body Attachments Without Specific Instructions. If a body attachment does not specify what is to be done with the person taken into custody, the person shall be brought without unnecessary delay before the judge who issued the attachment. If the court is not in session when the person is taken into custody, the person shall be brought before the court at its next session. If the judge who issued the attachment is not then available, the person shall be brought before another judge of the court that issued the attachment. That judge shall determine the person's eligibility for release, establish any conditions of release, and direct how the person shall be brought before the judge who issued the attachment.
Committee note: Code, Courts Article, ยง 2-107 (a)(3) requires that a warrant for arrest issued by a circuit court contain certain instructions to the sheriff or other law enforcement officer who will be executing the warrant. This Rule provides procedures for processing a person taken into custody on a warrant or body attachment that does not contain this information.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted June 8, 1998, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; May 15, 2019, eff. July 1, 2019.]
MD Rules, Rule 1-361, MD R GEN Rule 1-361
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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