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(a) A police officer without a warrant may arrest a person if the police officer has probable cause to believe:
(1) that the person has committed a crime listed in subsection (b) of this section; and
(2) that unless the person is arrested immediately, the person:
(i) may not be apprehended;
(ii) may cause physical injury or property damage to another; or
(iii) may tamper with, dispose of, or destroy evidence.
(b) The crimes referred to in subsection (a)(1) of this section are:
(1) manslaughter by vehicle or vessel under § 2-209 of the Criminal Law Article;
(2) malicious burning under § 6-104 or § 6-105 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;
(3) malicious mischief under § 6-301 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;
(4) a theft crime where the value of the property or services stolen is less than $1,000 under § 7-104 or § 7-105 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;
(5) the crime of giving or causing to be given a false alarm of fire under § 9-604 of the Criminal Law Article;
(6) indecent exposure under § 11-107 of the Criminal Law Article;
(7) a crime that relates to controlled dangerous substances under Title 5 of the Criminal Law Article or an attempt to commit the crime;
(8) the wearing, carrying, or transporting of a handgun under § 4-203 or § 4-204 of the Criminal Law Article;
(9) carrying or wearing a concealed weapon under § 4-101 of the Criminal Law Article;
(10) prostitution and related crimes under Title 11, Subtitle 3 of the Criminal Law Article; and
(11) violation of a condition of pretrial or posttrial release under § 5-213.1 of this article.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 2-203 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/criminal-procedure/md-code-crim-proc-sect-2-203/
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