About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Criminal Procedure
(a)   Within 30 days after the court passes an order in accordance with this subtitle, a person aggrieved by the order, including the Attorney General and a State’s Attorney, may apply to the Court of Special Appeals for leave to appeal the order.
(b)    (1)   The application for leave to appeal shall be in the form set by the Maryland Rules.
(2)   If the Attorney General or a State’s Attorney states an intention to file an application for an appeal under this section, the court may:
(i)   stay the order; and
(ii)   set bail for the petitioner.
(3)   If the application for leave to appeal is granted:
(i)   the procedure for the appeal shall meet the requirements of the Maryland Rules; and
(ii)   the Court of Special Appeals may:
1.   affirm, reverse, or modify the order appealed from; or
2.   remand the case for further proceedings.
(4)   If the application for leave to appeal is denied, the order sought to be reviewed becomes final.
(c)   The Court of Special Appeals shall direct the political subdivision in which an order is passed to pay the necessary costs and expenses associated with a review under this section, including all court costs, stenographic services, and printing, if:
(1)   a person seeks a review under this section within 30 days after judgment;
(2)   the Court of Special Appeals grants leave to appeal under this section; and
(3)   the Court of Special Appeals finds that the person is unable to pay the costs of the review.