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§ 14-105. Grounds for reprimand or removal

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Office of the State Prosecutor (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2008
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 14-105
§ 14-105. Grounds for reprimand or removal
Authority of Commission
(a) The Commission may reprimand or recommend to the Governor the removal of the State Prosecutor if, after a hearing, the Commission finds that the State Prosecutor is guilty of:
(1) misconduct in office;
(2) persistent failure to perform the duties of the office; or
(3) conduct prejudicial to the proper administration of justice.
Confidential and privileged proceedings and evidence
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the proceedings, testimony, and other evidence before the Commission are confidential and privileged.
(2) On taking final action, the Commission may make its order and the proceedings, testimony, and other evidence public.
Investigations and hearings
(c)(1) On complaint or on its own initiative, the Commission may investigate allegations against the State Prosecutor that may warrant removal or reprimand.
(2) The Commission may:
(i) conduct hearings;
(ii) administer oaths and affirmations;
(iii) issue process to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence; and
(iv) require a person to testify and produce evidence by granting the person immunity from prosecution, penalty, or forfeiture.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 14-105, MD CRIM PROC § 14-105
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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