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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18, Sep 2014 - Garrett, MD D.C. Drug Dealer Who Escaped Md. Jail Gets 20 Years
A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.
18, Sep 2014 - Racial-profiling plaintiff becomes federal judge
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
18, Sep 2014 - Montgomery, MD Cadaver dogs used during Bedford cold case investigation
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police, the Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department are jointly investigating the 1975 abduction of sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyon.
17, Sep 2014 - Washington, MD DC drug dealer who escaped Md. jail gets 20 years
A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.
17, Sep 2014 - Somerset, MD Dymowski running for attorney general -- Gazette.Net
As a hearing officer with the Maryland Parole Commission, Leo Wayne Dymowski said he sees first hand the consequence of the war on drugs.
17, Sep 2014 - Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case
RICHMOND A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. At issue was whether the state line between the states moved over time as the profile of the shoreline changed through natural erosion and growth.
17, Sep 2014 - GUN-RIGHTS BLITZ Group persuading towns to repeal firearms regs
A WASHINGTON STATE-BASED gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states, overturning over 100 gun-related ordinances this way. Federal judge upholds key parts of Maryland gun control law VIDEO: Utah towns purge their gun laws, Fox13 reports
17, Sep 2014 - Judge orders NCAA President Mark Emmert's deposition in lawsuit
A Maryland judge has ordered NCAA President Mark Emmert to be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a college football player.
17, Sep 2014 - Hagerstown woman in court for charges related to multi-state high speed chase and crash
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Hagerstown, Maryland woman had a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges relating to a high-speed chase through Pennsylvania and Maryland that ended with a multi-vehicle crash.
17, Sep 2014 - Appeals court in Va. hears strip-search cases
RICHMOND A federal appeals court in Virginia is considering whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people arrested and awaiting arraignment. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on cases out of West Virginia and Maryland. A ruling is expected in a few weeks.
17, Sep 2014 - Investigators believe Lyon sisters case will be solved in Bedford County
Capt. Darren Francke, Montgomery County, Maryland, director of major crimes division, says those believed to be in the Lyon sisters’ case know who they are. “They will be named as persons of interest,” he said.
17, Sep 2014 - O'Malley touts progress on immigration in Md.
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley called on the legal community to address the shortage of attorneys available to represent immigrant children and touted Maryland's progress in making the state more hospitable to newcomers in an address Thursday to the Hispanic National Bar Association.
16, Sep 2014 - Frederick, MD Md. man gets prison for taking minor to Va.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 36-year-old Clinton, Maryland, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting a minor to Virginia for prostitution.
16, Sep 2014 - Maryland judge banned after ordering electric shock for defendant
Maryland's top court has banned a judge from hearing cases after he ordered that an electric shock device be used on a defendant, a Maryland judiciary spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Charles County Judge Robert Nalley, who retired this year but was permitted to hear cases by the Court of Appeals, was barred because of a courtroom incident in July. Delvon King, of Waldorf, Maryland, was ...
16, Sep 2014 - Milloy: Md. judge who ordered man shocked with Stun-Cuff has been removed from the bench
The Maryland Court of Appeals found there was good cause to remove the judge from the bench.
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