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Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 5-212

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(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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