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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 7. Appellate and Other Judicial Review in Circuit Court
Chapter 100. Appeals from the District Court to the Circuit Court
MD Rules, Rule 7-102
(a) De Novo. Except as provided in section (b) of this Rule, an appeal shall be tried de novo in all civil and criminal actions.
Cross reference: For examples of appeals to the circuit court that are tried de novo, see Code, Courts Article, § 12-401 (f), concerning a criminal action in which sentence has been imposed or suspended following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and an appeal in a municipal infraction or Code violation case; Code, Courts Article, § 3-1506, concerning an appeal from the grant or denial of a petition seeking a peace order; and Code, Family Law Article, § 4-507, concerning an appeal from the grant or denial of a petition seeking relief from abuse.
(b) On the Record. An appeal shall be heard on the record made in the District Court in the following cases:
(1) a civil action in which the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000 exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney's fees if attorney's fees are recoverable by law or contract;
(2) any matter arising under § 4-401 (7)(ii) of the Courts Article;
(3) any civil or criminal action in which the parties so agree;
(4) an appeal from an order or judgment of direct criminal contempt if the sentence imposed by the District Court was less than 90 days' imprisonment; and
(5) an appeal by the State from a judgment quashing or dismissing a charging document or granting a motion to dismiss in a criminal case.
Source: This Rule is new but is derived in part from Code, Courts Article, § 12-401 (b), (c), and (f).


[Adopted March 30, 1993, eff. July 1, 1993. Amended Jan. 10, 1995, eff. Feb. 1, 1995; March 5, 2001, eff. July 1, 2001; April 5, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005.]
MD Rules, Rule 7-102, MD R CIR CT Rule 7-102
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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