Maryland Code, Family Law § 13-108

(a) An individual who fails to give bond after being ordered to give bond under § 13-107 of this title is subject to imprisonment until bond is given, not exceeding 1 year.

(b) In consideration of the financial circumstances of the accused individual, and on the individual's entering into a recognizance, the court may:

(1) suspend imposition of the sentence for failure to give bond;  and

(2) place the individual on probation for the period that the individual is required to pay support.

(c) The recognizance ordered by the court shall be:

(1) in the amount that the court directs, with or without security;  and

(2) on the conditions that:

(i) if the individual is summoned to appear before the court, the individual shall appear;  and

(ii) the individual shall pay support as ordered by the court.

(d) If an individual fails to pay support under the court's order, the court may revoke the probation and impose the sentence for failure to give bond.

(e) The court may order that any forfeited recognizance be paid:

(1) to the individual's destitute adult child;  or

(2) if the individual's destitute adult child is a public charge, to the agency that is authorized by law to receive the forfeited recognizance.


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