Rule 4-701. Failure to appear.
To establish a procedure for handling cases in which the defendant fails to appear and fails to forfeit bail.
This rule shall apply to cases in which the defendantís appearance is not required.
Statement of the Rule:
(1) When a case is filed, the clerk may mail to the defendant a notice indicating the bail amount. If the defendant fails to appear or forfeit the bail amount within fourteen days after receiving a citation, the clerk may increase the bail amount by $50 and mail the defendant a delinquency notice.
(2)(A) If the defendant fails to appear or forfeit the bail amount within forty days after receiving a citation, the court may increase the bail amount by $75 and issue a warrant for failure to appear; a separate offense of Failure to Appear need not be filed.
(2)(B) If the defendant is a juvenile, the court may issue a bench warrant or order to take the defendant into custody. If a bench warrant is issued, a special designation or "flag" shall be placed on the warrant indicating that the defendant is a juvenile.
(3) If a minor fails to appear in juvenile court on a charge which would constitute an infraction if committed by an adult:
(3)(A) The court shall not issue an Order for Detention.
(3)(B) The court may authorize the probation department to file an order to show cause.