Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 5-212

(a) This section does not apply to a citation:

(1) for a violation of a parking ordinance or regulation adopted under Title 26, Subtitle 3 of the Transportation Article;

(2) adopted by the Chief Judge of the District Court under § 1-605(d) of the Courts Article , for use in traffic offenses;  or

(3) issued by a Natural Resources police officer under § 1-205 of the Natural Resources Article .

(b) A bench warrant may be issued for the arrest of a defendant who fails to appear in court in response to a citation.

(c) A person who fails to appear in court in response to a citation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both.


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