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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings




§3–8A–18.

    (a)    The provisions of this section do not apply to a peace order request or a peace order proceeding.

    (b)    After a petition or citation has been filed with the court under this subtitle, and unless jurisdiction has been waived, the court shall hold an adjudicatory hearing.

    (c)    (1)    Before a child is adjudicated delinquent, the allegations in the petition that the child has committed a delinquent act must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

        (2)    Before a child is found to have committed the violation charged in a citation, the allegations in the citation must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

    (d)    If an adult is charged under this subtitle, the allegations must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

    (e)    In all other cases under this subtitle the allegations must be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.

    (f)    A court may issue a body attachment for witnesses as provided by Maryland Rule 4–267, if:

        (1)    The witness is at least 18 years old; and

        (2)    The case was transferred to the court under § 4–202 of the Criminal Procedure Article.