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Courts - Law Enforcement Officer as Witness - Prohibition on Postponement for Inability to Appear

Sponsored by:

Delegate Glass


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Prohibiting a court from postponing a trial or hearing for a misdemeanor violation of the Maryland Vehicle Law for which the penalty is a fine not exceeding $500 if a law enforcement officer is a witness unless the law enforcement officer provides at least 1 week's advance notice of the officer's inability to attend and the court promptly notifies the person charged with the violation of the postponement.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Glass
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Motor Vehicle Operation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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