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Maryland Code, Local Government § 11-206

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(a)(1) Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the State's Attorney for a county shall prosecute a civil infraction in the same manner as a prosecution of a violation of the criminal laws of the State.

(2) The State's Attorney may enter a nolle prosequi or place the case on the stet docket in the same manner as provided by law for a violation of the criminal laws of the State.

(b)(1) Subject to the approval of the county commissioners, the State's Attorney may designate in writing the county attorney or an assistant county attorney to prosecute civil infractions.

(2) The county attorney or assistant county attorney designated under this subsection may exercise the powers of the State's Attorney in connection with a civil infraction.

(c) The State's Attorney for Allegany County is not required to be present at a trial for a violation of a civil infraction under §§ 13-503 through 13-506 of this article if the official who issued the citation for the civil infraction is present at the trial on behalf of the county.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Local Government § 11-206 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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