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Rule 39

A bail magistrate who releases an individual in custody on personal recognizance or on bail shall advise him of G.L. c. 276, § 82A, which provides that a person who fails to appear in court without sufficient excuse shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than one year, or both, in the case of a misdemeanor, and by a fine of not more than $50,000 and imprisonment in a state prison for not more than five years, or a house of correction for not more than two and one-half years, or by fine and imprisonment, in the case of a felony.

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