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 - Correctional Services
(a)   This section applies only in Cecil County.
(b)    (1)   The Sheriff shall:
(i)   establish and administer a home detention program; and
(ii)   adopt regulations to implement the program.
(2)    (i)   At the time of sentencing or at any time during an individual’s confinement, the sentencing judge may place the individual in the home detention program.
(ii)   The Sheriff may place an inmate in the home detention program at any time after the inmate has served 25% of the inmate’s sentence.
(3)   Subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection, an inmate is eligible for the home detention program if the inmate:
(i)   is placed in the program by the sentencing judge or the Sheriff; and
(ii)   has no other charges pending in any jurisdiction.
(4)   An inmate is not eligible for the home detention program if the inmate:
(i)   is serving a sentence for a crime of violence; or
(ii)   has been found guilty of the crime of:
1.   child abuse under § 3-601 or § 3-602 of the Criminal Law Article; or
2.   escape under § 9-404 of the Criminal Law Article.
(5)   The Sheriff shall:
(i)   determine the amount of a reasonable fee for the cost of electronic supervision, including the administrative costs associated with the supervision; and
(ii)   collect the fee from each inmate in the program.