Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a defendant seeking information about your case, please contact District Court at 410-26-1370 or go to Maryland Judiciary Case Search.
What kinds of cases do you prosecute?The State's Attorney's Office is charged with prosecuting all criminal and traffic offenses that occur in Anne Arundel County. These include all crimes, ranging from a traffic offense to murder. Our office represents the victims of crimes. We do not handle civil matters, nor Department of Human Resources Division matters such as child support.
How can I charge someone with committing a crime against me?You should call the police to make a report. You can also go to a District Court Commissioner and file charges against the person who you allege committed a crime against you. Our office has a special division to review these matters.
What if I can't show up for court even after having receiving a subpoena?A subpoena means you MUST come to court on the assigned date. If you are unable to do so the Assistant State's Attorney handling the case or Victim-Witness Specialist MUST personally excuse you. Not showing up for your court date may result in a bench warrant or body attachment being issued for your arrest.
What is my court date?Please check Maryland Judiciary Case Search or contact the Victim-Witness advocate assigned to your case.
How do I find out if there are any charges against me?Please check Maryland Judiciary Case Search
How can I collect my child support?The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office does not play a role in child support or domestic relations matters other than domestic violence. Please contact the Office of Child Support Enforcement for Anne Arundel County at 1-800-332-6347.
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