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§ 3-8A-07. Continuation or cessation of jurisdiction

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 8a. Juvenile Causes--Children Other than Cinas and Adults (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-07
§ 3-8A-07. Continuation or cessation of jurisdiction
Continuation of jurisdiction until child reaches age 21
(a) If the court obtains jurisdiction over a child under this subtitle, that jurisdiction continues until that person reaches 21 years of age unless terminated sooner.
Jurisdiction of other courts
(b) This section does not affect the jurisdiction of other courts over a person who commits an offense after the person reaches the age of 18.
Termination of jurisdiction over persons who have committed certain motor vehicle offenses
(c) Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the court's jurisdiction is terminated over a person who has reached 18 years of age when he is convicted of a crime, including manslaughter by automobile, unauthorized use or occupancy of a motor vehicle, any violation of Title 2, Subtitle 5 or § 3-211 of the Criminal Law Article, or § 21-902 of the Transportation Article, but excluding a conviction for a violation of any other traffic law or ordinance or any provision of the State Boat Act, or the fish and wildlife laws of the State.
Persons who have committed a criminal offense before reaching age 18
(d) A person subject to the jurisdiction of the court may not be prosecuted for a criminal offense committed before he reached 18 years of age unless jurisdiction has been waived.
Persons over 21 years of age who committed a delinquent act while a child
(e) The court has exclusive original jurisdiction, but only for the purpose of waiving it, over a person 21 years of age or older who is alleged to have committed a delinquent act while a child.


Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings §§ 3-806 and 3-807 by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 358; Acts 1974, c. 691, § 8; Acts 1975, c. 554, §§ 1, 3; Acts 1976, c. 463; Acts 1991, c. 398; Acts 2001, c. 4, § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 5, § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2001. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-8A-07 and amended by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 26, §§ 70-3, 70-16.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-07, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-8A-07
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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