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§ 3-828. Acts or omissions of adult causing child in need of assistance prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Juvenile Causes--Children in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-828
§ 3-828. Acts or omissions of adult causing child in need of assistance prohibited
In general
(a) An adult may not willfully contribute to, encourage, cause or tend to cause any act, omission, or condition that renders a child in need of assistance.
Child not adjudicated a CINA
(b) A person may be convicted under this section even if the child is not adjudicated a CINA.
Fines and penalties
(c) An adult who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both.
Petition prepared and filed by State’s Attorney
(d) A petition alleging a violation of this section shall be prepared and filed by the State's Attorney.
Burden of proof
(e) If an adult is charged under this section, the allegations shall be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Credits

Added by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-828, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-828
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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