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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings




§3–8A–33.

    (a)    A law enforcement officer authorized to make arrests shall issue a citation to a child if the officer has probable cause to believe that the child is violating:

        (1)    § 5–601 of the Criminal Law Article involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana;

        (2)    § 10–113, § 10–114, § 10–115, or § 10–116 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (3)    § 10–108 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (4)    § 10–132 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (5)    § 10–136 of the Criminal Law Article; or

        (6)    § 26–103 of the Education Article.

    (b)    A citation issued under this section shall be in a format prescribed by the State Court Administrator after consultation with police administrators and the Motor Vehicle Administrator. Each citation shall be signed by the issuing officer and shall contain:

        (1)    The name, address, and birth date of the child being charged with the violation;

        (2)    The name and address of the child’s parent or legal guardian;

        (3)    The statute allegedly violated;

        (4)    The time, place, and date of the violation;

        (5)    The driver’s license number of the child, if the child possesses a driver’s license;

        (6)    The registration number of the motor vehicle, motorcycle, or other vehicle, if applicable;

        (7)    The signature of the child; and

        (8)    The penalties which may be imposed under § 3-8A-19 of this subtitle.

    (c)    A copy of the citation issued under this section shall be:

        (1)    Given to the child being charged;

        (2)    Retained by the officer issuing the citation;

        (3)    Mailed within 7 days to the child’s parent or legal guardian; and

        (4)    Filed with the intake officer of the court having jurisdiction under this subtitle.