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RULE 11-412. INITIAL APPEARANCE HEARING

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: January 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 11. Juvenile Causes
Chapter 400. Delinquency and Citation Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Rules, Rule 11-412
RULE 11-412. INITIAL APPEARANCE HEARING
(a) When Required.
(1) Upon the filing of a delinquency petition or citation, the court shall schedule an initial appearance hearing unless an attorney has entered an appearance for the child.
(2) If an attorney enters an appearance, the hearing shall be cancelled.
(b) Notice. Notice of the date and time of the initial appearance hearing shall be included in the initial summons issued for the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, directing the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian to appear for the hearing and directing the parent, guardian, or custodian to produce the child at the hearing.
(c) Writ of Attachment. Absent proof of actual notice by personal service of the summons or service by other means directed by the court, no writ of attachment may issue for failure to appear.
(d) Purpose of Hearing. The purpose of the initial appearance hearing is:
(1) to determine whether the petition or citation has been served and, if not, to effect service;
(2) to advise the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian of the nature of the allegations and proceedings, and the range of possible dispositions; and
(3) to advise the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian of the right to an attorney in accordance with Code, Courts Article, § 3-8A-20.
Cross reference: See Code, Courts Article, § 3-8A-20 concerning a party's right to the assistance of counsel.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted Nov. 9, 2021, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.]
MD Rules, Rule 11-412, MD R JUV CAUSES Rule 11-412
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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