(a) In this section, “law enforcement unit” means:
(1) a State, county, or municipal police unit; or
(2) a sheriff's office.
(b)(1) If a defendant was not fingerprinted at the time of arrest for the sentenced
crime, the sentencing judge shall order the defendant to be fingerprinted by the appropriate
and available law enforcement unit when the defendant:
(i) is found guilty or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a crime that is reportable
as criminal history record information under this subtitle; and
(ii) is sentenced to commitment in a local correctional facility or receives a suspended
sentence, probation, probation before judgment under § 6-220 of this article, or a fine.
(2) If the defendant cannot be fingerprinted at the time of sentencing, the sentencing
judge shall order the defendant to report to a designated law enforcement unit to
be fingerprinted within 3 days after the date of the sentencing.
(c) If a defendant fails to report to the designated law enforcement unit as ordered
under subsection (b)(2) of this section, the defendant is in contempt of court.
(d)(1) This subsection only applies to an adjudication of delinquency of a child:
(2) If a child has not been previously fingerprinted as a result of arrest for the
delinquent act, the court that held the disposition hearing of the child adjudicated
delinquent shall order the child to be fingerprinted by the appropriate and available
law enforcement unit.
(3) If the child cannot be fingerprinted at the time of the disposition hearing held
under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the court shall order the child to report
to a designated law enforcement unit to be fingerprinted within 3 days after making
a disposition on an adjudication of delinquency.
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