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Article - Criminal Procedure




§5–212.

    (a)    This section does not apply to a citation:

        (1)    for a violation of a parking ordinance or regulation adopted under Title 26, Subtitle 3 of the Transportation Article;

        (2)    adopted by the Chief Judge of the District Court under § 1–605(d) of the Courts Article, for use in traffic offenses; or

        (3)    issued by a Natural Resources police officer under § 1–205 of the Natural Resources Article.

    (b)    A bench warrant may be issued for the arrest of a defendant who fails to appear in court in response to a citation.

    (c)    A person who fails to appear in court in response to a citation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both.



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