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Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

Victims of domestic violence frequently do not seek protection from the courts because they are not fully aware of their rights under an Order of Protection, or “Protective Order.” Most people are aware that Protective Orders have the power to prevent abusers from threatening or harming their victims, but for many of these victims, especially those who earn little or no income on their own, and those with young children, that can be hurtful in other ways.

Oftentimes victims who would be eligible for relief under a Protective Order choose not to file for one because the abuser is the primary or sole income-earner of the family, and the father of the victims' children. These victims are often unaware that in Maryland, a final Protective Order can afford relief beyond physical protection from their abusers. If the victim has minor children, a judge issuing a Protective Order may award temporary custody to the victim, and give the victim temporary use and possession of the family's home and vehicle. The judge may also require the abuser to pay “emergency family maintenance” so that rent/mortgage, utilities, daycare, and other essential monthly expenses can be paid. However, because a Protective Order is temporary, a victim's rights under it are temporary as well, and it may become necessary to file for a more permanent custody order. An experienced attorney can be beneficial in both presenting your “Petition for Order of Protection” to the court to obtain the maximum benefit, as well as evaluating what other measures may need to be taken to further protect you, your children, and your interests.

Protective Orders are designed to provide a swift process to assist victims of domestic violence in removing themselves and their children from harmful situations without causing them to uproot their lives, or to struggle financially. Knowing and understanding your rights under a Protective Order can mean the difference between living in fear, and living.


Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

In Maryland, driving with a suspended or revoked license can carry serious penalties. Often clients think, “I wasn't hurting anyone; I was just driving regularly, so what is the big deal?” Unfortunately, offenses related to driving on a suspended or revoked license usually carry the possibility of jail time, as well as further complications for your license itself.

Our attorneys will assist you with fixing any licensure problems, guide you through the court process, and fight for your freedom. Call 301-933-1814 to make a free appointment.

MD Code, Transportation, § 16-303

16-303. Actions prohibited while license or privilege to drive is refused, suspended, or revoked

Driving while license or privilege to drive refused

(a) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is refused in this State or any other state.

Driving while license or privilege to drive canceled

(b) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is canceled in this State.

Driving while license or privilege to drive suspended

(c) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended in this State.

Driving while license or privilege to drive revoked

(d) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is revoked in this State.

Driving while license issued by other state is canceled

(e) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is canceled.

Driving while license issued by other state is suspended

(f) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is suspended.

Driving while license issued by other state is revoked

(g) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is revoked.

Driving while license or privilege to drive is suspended under §§ 17-106, 26-204, 26-206, or 27-103

(h) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended under § 17-106, § 26-204, § 26-206, or § 27-103 of this article.

Driving while license or privilege to drive is suspended under traffic laws or regulations of other state

(i)(1) This subsection applies only to a person whose license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of another state for:

(i) Failure to comply with a notice to appear in a court of that state contained in a traffic citation issued to the person; or

(ii) Failure to pay a fine for a violation of any traffic laws or regulations of that state.

(2) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of any other state as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

Points assessed for violation of this section

(j)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any individual who violates a provision of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(34) of this title.

(2) Any individual who violates a provision of subsection (h) or subsection (i) of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(14) of this title.


MARYLAND CRIMINAL ASSAULT

Assault in Maryland can be charged in various ways. Assault is defined as the crimes of assault, battery, and assault and battery. There are both Felony and Misdemeanor versions of the charge.

Contact one of our trusted criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. Being charged with criminal assault in Maryland is a serious issue.


ASSAULT IN THE 1ST DEGREE - FELONY

CRIM LAW 3-201

(a)(1) A person may not intentionally cause or attempt to cause serious physical injury to another.

(2) A person may not commit an assault with a firearm, including:

(i) a handgun, antique firearm, rifle, shotgun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle, as those terms are defined in §4-201 of this article;

(ii) an assault pistol, as defined in § 4-301 of this article;

(iii) a machine gun, as defined in § 4-401 of this article; and

(iv) a regulated firearm, as defined in § 5-101 of the Public Safety Article.

Penalty

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of assault in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 25 years.


ASSAULT IN THE 1ND DEGREE - MISDEMEANOR

CRIM LAW 3-203

(a) A person may not commit an assault.

Penalty:

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $2,500 or both.

with regard to Law enforcement officers

(c)(1) In this subsection, “physical injury” means any impairment of physical condition, excluding minor injuries.

(2) A person may not intentionally cause physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is:

(i) a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of the officer's official duties; or

(ii) a parole or probation agent engaged in the performance of the agent's official duties.

(3) A person who violates paragraph (2) of this subsection is guilty of the felony of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.


Maryland Theft Charges

It is imperative to speak to an experienced criminal law attorney as soon as possible should you be charged with theft in Maryland.

Maryland's theft statute covers various acts. Many individuals are surpised to learn that they have been charged with theft despite never actually having taken any property. Below you will find excerpts from the statute.

MD. CRIM LAW 7-104

Unauthorized control over property

(a) A person may not willfully or knowingly obtain or exert unauthorized control over property, if the person:

(1) intends to deprive the owner of the property;

(2) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or

(3) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property.

Unauthorized control over property--By deception

(b) A person may not obtain control over property by willfully or knowingly using deception, if the person:

(1) intends to deprive the owner of the property;

(2) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or

(3) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property.

Possessing stolen personal property

(c)(1) A person may not possess stolen personal property knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it probably has been stolen, if the person:

(i) intends to deprive the owner of the property;

(ii) willfully or knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the property in a manner that deprives the owner of the property; or

(iii) uses, conceals, or abandons the property knowing that the use, concealment, or abandonment probably will deprive the owner of the property.

(2) In the case of a person in the business of buying or selling goods, the knowledge required under this subsection may be inferred if:

(i) the person possesses or exerts control over property stolen from more than one person on separate occasions;

(ii) during the year preceding the criminal possession charged, the person has acquired stolen property in a separate transaction; or

(iii) being in the business of buying or selling property of the sort possessed, the person acquired it for a consideration that the person knew was far below a reasonable value.

(3) In a prosecution for theft by possession of stolen property under this subsection, it is not a defense that

(i) the person who stole the property has not been convicted, apprehended, or identified;

(ii) the defendant stole or participated in the stealing of the property;

(iii) the property was provided by law enforcement as part of an investigation, if the property was described to the defendant as being obtained through the commission of theft; or

(iv) the stealing of the property did not occur in the State.

(4) Unless the person who criminally possesses stolen property participated in the stealing, the person who criminally possesses stolen property and a person who has stolen the property are not accomplices in theft for the purpose of any rule of evidence requiring corroboration of the testimony of an accomplice.

Control over property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake

(d) A person may not obtain control over property knowing that the property was lost, mislaid, or was delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or nature or amount of the property, if the person:

(1) knows or learns the identity of the owner or knows, is aware of, or learns of a reasonable method of identifying the owner;

(2) fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner; and

(3) intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property when the person obtains the property or at a later time.

Services available only for compensation

(e) A person may not obtain the services of another that are available only for compensation:

(1) by deception; or

(2) with knowledge that the services are provided without the consent of the person providing them.

Inference of intention or knowledge

(f) Under this section, an offender's intention or knowledge that a promise would not be performed may not be established by or inferred solely from the fact that the promise was not performed.

Penalty

(g)(1) A person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of:

(i) at least $1,000 but less than $10,000 is guilty of a felony and:

is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both; and

shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services;

(ii) at least $10,000 but less than $100,000 is guilty of a felony and:

is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or a fine not exceeding $15,000 or both; and

shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services; or

(iii) $100,000 or more is guilty of a felony and:

is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 25 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both; and

shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services.

(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, a person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $1,000, is guilty of a misdemeanor and:

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 18 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and

(ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services.

(3) A person convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $100 is guilty of a misdemeanor and:

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and

(ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5) of this subsection, a person who has two or more prior convictions under this subtitle and who is convicted of theft of property or services with a value of less than $1,000 under paragraph (2) of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and:

(i) is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both; and

(ii) shall restore the property taken to the owner or pay the owner the value of the property or services.

(5) The court may not impose the penalties under paragraph (4) of this subsection unless the State's Attorney serves notice on the defendant or the defendant's counsel before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or at least 15 days before trial that:

(i) the State will seek the penalties under paragraph (4) of this subsection; and

(ii) lists the alleged prior convictions.


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21-902. Driving while under the influence or impairment of alcohol or drugs prohibited

Driving while under the influence of alcohol

(a)(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

(2) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol per se.

(3) A person may not violate paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

Driving while impaired by alcohol

(b)(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

(2) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

Driving while under influence of drugs and/or alcohol

(c)(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while he is so far impaired by any drug, any combination of drugs, or a combination of one or more drugs and alcohol that he cannot drive a vehicle safely.

(2) It is not a defense to any charge of violating this subsection that the person charged is or was entitled under the laws of this State to use the drug, combination of drugs, or combination of one or more drugs and alcohol, unless the person was unaware that the drug or combination would make the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle.

(3) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

Driving while under influence of controlled dangerous substance

(d)(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while the person is impaired by any controlled dangerous substance, as that term is defined in § 5-101 of the Criminal Law Article, if the person is not entitled to use the controlled dangerous substance under the laws of this State.

(2) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

Subsequent offender penalties

(e) For purposes of the application of subsequent offender penalties under § 27-101 of this article, a conviction for a crime committed in another state or federal jurisdiction that, if committed in this State, would constitute a violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section shall be considered a violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section.

27-101. Fines and penalties for motor vehicle violations

Violations subject to fine not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both

(c) Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of the following sections of this article is subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both:

(22) Except as provided in subsections (f) and (q) of this section, § 21-902(b) (“Driving while impaired by alcohol”);

(23) Except as provided in subsections (f) and (q) of this section, § 21-902(c) (“Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol”);

Violations of §§ 14-103 or 21-902

(f)(1) A person is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both, if the person is convicted of:

(ii) Except as provided in subsection (q) of this section, a second violation of:

§ 21-902(b) of this article (”Driving while impaired by alcohol”); or

§ 21-902(c) of this article (”Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol”).

(2) Except as provided in subsection (q) of this section, a person who is convicted of a third or subsequent violation of § 21-902(b) or (c) of this article is subject to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (q) of this section, for the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties for a violation of § 21-902(b) of this article provided under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, a prior conviction of § 21-902(a), (c), or (d) of this article shall be considered a conviction of § 21-902(b) of this article.

(4) Except as provided in subsection (q) of this section, for the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties for a violation of § 21-902(c) of this article provided under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, a prior conviction of § 21-902(a), (b), or (d) of this article shall be considered a conviction of § 21-902(c) of this article.

Imprisonment defined

(2)(i) A person who is convicted of a violation of § 21-902(a) of this article within 5 years after a prior conviction under that subsection is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days.

(ii) A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under § 21-902(a) of this article within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days.

(3)(i) A person who is convicted of a violation of § 21-902(d) of this article within 5 years after a prior conviction under that subsection is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days.

(ii) A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under § 21-902(d) of this article within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days.

(4) A person who is convicted of an offense under § 21-902(a) of this article within 5 years of a prior conviction of any offense under that subsection shall be required by the court to:

(i) Undergo a comprehensive alcohol abuse assessment; and

(ii) If recommended at the conclusion of the assessment, participate in an alcohol program as ordered by the court that is:

Certified by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;

Certified by an agency in an adjacent state that has powers and duties similar to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; or

Approved by the court.

(5) A person who is convicted of an offense under § 21-902(d) of this article within 5 years of a prior conviction of any offense under that subsection shall be required by the court to:

(i) Undergo a comprehensive drug abuse assessment; and

(ii) If recommended at the conclusion of the assessment, participate in a drug program as ordered by the court that is:

Certified by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;

Certified by an agency in an adjacent state that has powers and duties similar to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; or

Approved by the court.

(6) The penalties provided by this subsection are mandatory and are not subject to suspension or probation.

Violation of § 21-902

(k)(1) Except as provided in subsection (q) of this section, any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of § 21-902(a) of this article (“Driving while under the influence of alcohol or under the influence of alcohol per se”) or § 21-902(d) of this article (“Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance”):

(i) For a first offense, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both;

(ii) For a second offense, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both; and

(iii) For a third or subsequent offense, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $3,000, or imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or both.

(2) For the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties for violation of § 21-902(a) of this article provided under this subsection, a prior conviction under § 21-902(b), (c), or (d) of this article, within 5 years of the conviction for a violation of § 21-902(a) of this article, shall be considered a conviction under § 21-902(a) of this article.

(3) For the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties for violation of § 21-902(d) of this article provided under this subsection, a prior conviction under § 21-902(a), (b), or (c) of this article, within 5 years of the conviction for a violation of § 21-902(d) of this article, shall be considered a conviction under § 21-902(d) of this article.

Violation of § 21-902

(q)(1) Any person who is convicted of a violation of § 21-902(a)(3) or (d)(2) of this article is subject to:

(i) For a first offense, a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 2 years or both;

(ii) For a second offense, a fine of not more than $3,000 or imprisonment for not more than 3 years or both; and

(iii) For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both.

(2) Any person who is convicted of a violation of § 21-902(b)(2) or (c)(3) of this article is subject to:

(i) For a first offense, a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both;

(ii) For a second offense, a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both; and

(iii) For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both.

(3) For the purpose of determining second or subsequent offender penalties provided under this subsection, a prior conviction of any provision of § 21-902 of this article that subjected a person to the penalties under this subsection shall be considered a prior conviction.

Violation of § 21-902

(x)(1) In this section, “test” has the meaning stated in § 16-205.1 of this article.

(2) The penalties in this subsection are in addition to any other penalty under this title imposed for a violation of § 21-902 of this article.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection, if a person is convicted of a violation of § 21-902 of this article and the trier of fact finds beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly refused to take a test arising out of the same circumstances as the violation, the person is subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both.

(4) A court may not impose an additional penalty under this subsection unless the State's Attorney serves notice of the alleged test refusal on the defendant or the defendant's counsel before the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or at least 15 days before trial in a circuit court or 5 days before trial in the District Court, whichever is earlier.


Hit and Run Charges

A driver involved in an accident has certain duties under Maryland law. Charges for failing to stop at the scene of an accident carry serious consequences, but are often defendable in court. If you have been accused of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving property damage or personal injuries, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible in order to analyze and prepare any defenses.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-102

20-102. Duty of driver to remain at scene of accident resulting in bodily injury or death-

Duty of driver to stop vehicle close to scene of accident resulting in bodily injury

(a)(1) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to another person immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.

(2) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to another person immediately shall return to and remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has complied with § 20-104 of this title.

Duty of driver to stop vehicle close to scene of accident resulting in death

(b)(1) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in the death of another person immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.

(2) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in the death of another person immediately shall return to and remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has complied with § 20-104 of this title.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-103

20-103. Duty of driver to stop or return to scene of accident resulting in damage to vehicle-

Duty of driver to stop near scene of accident

(a) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results only in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.

Duty of driver to return and remain at scene of accident

(b) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results only in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall return to and remain at the scene of the accident until he has complied with § 20-104 of this title.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-104

20-104. Duty of driver to render reasonable assistance to persons injured in accident-

Accidents resulting in bodily injury or death to persons in vehicle

(a) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident and, if the person requests medical treatment or it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary, arrange for the transportation of the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical treatment.

Request for name, address, and registration number of vehicle driven

(b) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall give his name, his address, and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving and, on request, exhibit his license to drive, if it is available, to:

(1) Any person injured in the accident; and

(2) The driver, occupant of, or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the accident.

Request to display license to drive

(c) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall give the same information described in subsection (b) of this section and, on request, exhibit his license to drive, if it is available, to any police officer who is at the scene of or otherwise is investigating the accident.

Report of accident if police officer not present

(d) If a police officer is not present and none of the specified persons is in condition to receive the information to which the person otherwise would be entitled under this section, the driver, after fulfilling to the extent possible every other requirement of § 20-102 of this title and subsection (a) of this section, immediately shall report the accident to the nearest office of an authorized police authority and give the information specified in subsection (b) of this section.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-105

20-105. Duty of driver involved in accident with unattended vehicle or property

Duty to stop vehicle close to scene of accident

(a) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in damage to an unattended vehicle or other unattended property immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.

Information provided to driver, owner, or person in charge of damaged vehicle or property

(b) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, the driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in damage to an unattended vehicle or other unattended property shall attempt to locate the driver, owner, or person in charge of the damaged vehicle or other property and notify him of:

(1) His name and address;

(2) The registration number of the vehicle he is driving; and

(3) The name and address of the owner of that vehicle.

Driver, owner, or person in charge of damaged vehicle or property not located

(c) If the driver, owner, or person in charge of the damaged vehicle or other property cannot be located, leave in a conspicuous, secure place in or on the damaged vehicle or other property a written notice giving the same information.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-105.1

20-105.1. Additional information required of driver of vehicle involved in accident

Information relating to insurance carrier or security provider

(a) In addition to the information that is required to be given under §§ 20-104 and 20-105 of this title, the driver of each vehicle involved in an accident under either of those sections shall also give the following information:

(1) Name and address of the insurance carrier or other provider of security for the person giving the information;

(2) Policy or other identifying number of the liability insurance or other security, if it is available;

(3) Name and address of the local insurance producer or local office of the insurance carrier or other provider of security, if it is available; and

(4) For a vehicle that is self-insured under the Administration's self-insurance program, evidence of self-insurance in the form required by the Administration.

Regulations

(b)(1) The Administration shall adopt regulations that:

(i) Establish the form and content of the evidence of self-insurance required under subsection (a)(4) of this section; and

(ii) Require each self-insurer to maintain the evidence of self-insurance in each vehicle covered under the self-insurer's self-insurance certificate.

(2) Regulations adopted by the Administration under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall require the evidence of self-insurance to include:

(i) The name, address, and self-insurance certificate number of the self-insurer;

(ii) The name, address, and telephone number of the self-insurer's third party administrator or third party adjuster; and

(iii) The vehicle identification number of the self-insured vehicle.

MD Code, Transportation, § 20-106

20-106. Duty of driver upon striking domestic animal with vehicle

Notification of State or local police

(a) In addition to the other requirements of this title, if a motor vehicle strikes and injures a domestic animal, the driver of the motor vehicle immediately shall notify the appropriate State or local police of the accident.

Notification of local organization or governmental agency to provide medical care

(b) On receipt of notice under this section, the police shall notify the local organization or governmental agency designated by the appropriate local government to give such injured animals medical care.

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