Courts in Maryland
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The state of Maryland has a special Orphan's Court that exclusively handles some probate and estate matters. Maryland's District Courts handle torts, contracts, real property, and miscellaneous civil cases, and also are the only court that hears small claims cases. Maryland's Circuit Courts hear also hear tort, contract, and real property cases, and handle probate, estate, domestic relations, criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as juvenile and mental health cases and civil appeals. Maryland's Court of Special Appeals hears civil and administrative agency appeals. There is no Maryland Supreme Court – Maryland's highest court is its Court of Appeals.

The Maryland Judiciary Case Search website (,) is an online database of information regarding Maryland state court cases. If you're seeking Maryland court records, you can search here by name, case number, date filed, and court. This online records system provides information including the case status, issues at hand, and a list of filed court documents. However, to obtain copies of Maryland court documents, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county where the case took place. Maryland is currently researching the possibility of providing full court records online.
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05, Mar 2015 - Frederick, MD Va. man sentenced in $200K jewelry store robbery
A Virginia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a robbery of a jewelry store in Frederick, Maryland, in which $200,000 worth of Rolex watches were stolen.
05, Mar 2015 - No criminal charges for NASCAR’s Busch
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Delaware’s Department of Justice will not criminally charge NASCAR driver Kurt Busch for the alleged domestic assault against Patrica Driscoll last year, according to Fox Sports. Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Feb. 20 after a judge ruled that Busch slammed his then-girlfriend’s head against a motor home at […]
05, Mar 2015 - Frederick, MD Virginia man sentenced in $200K jewelry store robbery
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a robbery of a jewelry store in Frederick, Maryland, in which $200,000 worth of Rolex watches were stolen.
05, Mar 2015 - Randallstown, MD A freed man, Chris Conover lived under shadow of doubts
If Chris Conover's attorneys ask Maryland's Republican governor to approve a pardon that his Democratic predecessor rejected, they will have a new, irrefutable argument to make: Conover is no threat to society, if he ever was. He took his own life last week.
05, Mar 2015 - New hearing set for April in case of Monroe teenager’s death
A man accused of killing a Monroe teenager remains a free man. However, a Maryland judge postponed a decision to dismiss charges against him. Michael Johnson, who was indicted again in the death of Phylicia Barnes, did not enter a plea in court Thursday. Read our past coverage: Attorney: Man indicted again in death of Monroe teen Report: Judge drops charges in killing of Union County teen Judge ...
05, Mar 2015 - Maryland joins multistate task force to combat heroin
Calling heroin a crisis that crosses state boundaries, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Thursday that his office will join counterparts in the Northeast to share information and jointly prosecute drug traffickers.
05, Mar 2015 - Ohio's Democrats want the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that upholds bans
John Arthur and James Obergefell challenged Ohio's gay marriage ban. Arthur died of Lou Gehrig's disease shortly after the couple sued the state of Ohio to recognize their Maryland marriage.
04, Mar 2015 - Your DNA Can Now Be Used Against You In Court Without Your Consent
In 2009, a Maryland county court convicted Glenn Raynor of rape, the verdict hinging on a key piece of evidence: Raynor's DNA samples. However, Raynor didn't give his DNA willingly.
04, Mar 2015 - A second chance for Adnan Syed? Maryland court grants 'Serial' subject appeal
A Maryland court has ruled Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular 'Serial' podcast, will be allowed to appeal his murder conviction. Syed was convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend in 2000. The podcast reexamined the case, questioning whether he received a fair trial.
04, Mar 2015 - Chief judge gives State of Judiciary speech
Maryland's chief judge highlights the need to support innovative approaches to challenging matters before the courts.
04, Mar 2015 - Man convicted of misdemeanor 25 years ago has Second Amendment rights restored
A man convicted 25 years ago in Maryland on a misdemeanor charge for carrying a firearm without a license will see his Second Amendment rights restored, under a new federal court ruling issued Wednesday.
04, Mar 2015 - Washington, MD Maryland corrections official fired for Facebook joke about prison guards
Michael A. Allred was fired Thursday after joking in a Facebook post that prison guards had ?groped? him.
04, Mar 2015 - Court Grants Summary Judgment For Live Nation Entertainment In Antitrust Litigation
LOS ANGELES and BALTIMORE, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal court in Maryland yesterday ruled in favor of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) and summarily dismissed all claims in a lawsuit ...
04, Mar 2015 - Howard, MD Five shootings in public places in Maryland said to be linked; 35-year-old charged
Hong Young, a former Maryland prison officer, has been charged with one shooting.
04, Mar 2015 - Maine and Maryland joining PA in multi-state task force to combat northeast heroin crisis
HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that Maine and Maryland have joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF), a multistate heroin task force that marshals the resources of top law-enforcement officers across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Pennsylvania and New York co-chair the effort; New Jersey and Massachusetts are also members. […]
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