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The Maryland Code : Public General Laws and Public Local Laws, 1860
Volume 145, Volume 2, Page 89   View pdf image (33K)
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215. He shall immediately summon before him the witness or
witnesses in the case or oases and examine them upon oath, and
any white person who aided in making the arrest and seizure
shall be a competent witness against the parties charged.

216. The justice shall inquire fully into the alleged offence, and
the finding sink-boats, sneak-boats or floats on board of said boat
or craft employed as aforesaid, or in possession or use of the
person or persons charged, shall be considered as prima facie
evidence of guilt.

217. If, after a full investigation of the case or cases, the
justice shall think the charge groundless, he shall immediately
dismiss the case, at the cost of the county.

218. If the justice shall be of opinion that any wild ducks or
other wild fowl have been shot at or killed in violation of this
law, ho shall impose a fine of not less than five nor more
than fifty dollars, on each person engaged directly or indirectly
therein, for every offence.

219. If the person or persons so convicted and fined shall not
pay the fines thus imposed, the justice, if the officer making the
arrest and seizure desire it, shall commit him or them to the
county jail, and if committed, the officer who desired the com-
mitment shall pay the jail fees, at the rate of twenty-five cents
per day, and if he fail to pay said fees for the space of three
consecutive days, the party shall be discharged.

220. The justice shall also, in case of conviction as aforesaid,
adjudge and condemn as forfeited to the said officer and to the
person or persons who may have aided him in making the arrest
and seizure, the boat or craft in the possession of the officer,
together with her papers, furniture, tackle and apparel, and all
things on board of her at the time of her seizure, and all or any
property in the possession of the said officer found, seized and
taken as aforesaid, and the said officer, with the persons who
aided him as aforesaid, shall sell the same to the highest bidder,
after ten days' notice.

221. Any person or persons convicted as aforesaid, may at
any time, within ten days.from the rendition of the judgment of
the justice of the peace, appeal therefrom to the Circuit Court
for Anne Arundel county, and the said court shall, without any


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