Legal Question in Criminal Law in Maryland

Criminal Summons

What is a criminal summons and does this mean you have or will be arrested

Asked on 6/21/07, 8:38 am

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Jason Cleckner Law Office of Jason Cleckner, LLC
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Re: Criminal Summons

A criminal summons is issued in lieu of an arrest warrant. You can go to the court on the preliminary hearing date and be served with the court papers. A trial date will be scheduled. If you do not appear, an FTA warrant is usually issued for your arrest.

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Answered on 6/21/07, 1:09 pm


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