is there a statue of limitations for failure to appear in maryland
1 Answer from Attorneys
Failing to appear is no longer an offense, but contempt of court is. Maryland does not have a statute of limitations for offenses that carry imprisonment. That is a sentence of more than a year. Depending on how contempt is charged might affect your defenses. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate defenses and mitigation. Consider seeking a confidential consultation, and beware that online posts are not confidential.