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Article - Criminal Procedure




§2–203.

    (a)    A police officer without a warrant may arrest a person if the police officer has probable cause to believe:

        (1)    that the person has committed a crime listed in subsection (b) of this section; and

        (2)    that unless the person is arrested immediately, the person:

            (i)    may not be apprehended;

            (ii)    may cause physical injury or property damage to another; or

            (iii)    may tamper with, dispose of, or destroy evidence.

    (b)    The crimes referred to in subsection (a)(1) of this section are:

        (1)    manslaughter by vehicle or vessel under § 2–209 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (2)    malicious burning under § 6–104 or § 6–105 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;

        (3)    malicious mischief under § 6–301 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;

        (4)    a theft crime where the value of the property or services stolen is less than $1,000 under § 7–104 or § 7–105 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;

        (5)    the crime of giving or causing to be given a false alarm of fire under § 9–604 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (6)    indecent exposure under § 11–107 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (7)    a crime that relates to controlled dangerous substances under Title 5 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;

        (8)    the wearing, carrying, or transporting of a handgun under § 4–203 or § 4–204 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (9)    carrying or wearing a concealed weapon under § 4–101 of the Criminal Law Article;

        (10)    prostitution and related crimes under Title 11, Subtitle 3 of the Criminal Law Article; and

        (11)    violation of a condition of pretrial or posttrial release under § 5–213.1 of this article.