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 (http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp,) 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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27, Jul 2014 - Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry
State's top court rejected fresh arguments by state officials One-fourth of the names on Maryland's sex offender registry could be removed after the state's top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution.
27, Jul 2014 - Md. gun law debated in federal court
BALTIMORE (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights. John Parker Sweeney, an attorney representing ...
27, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Md. woman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit
A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.
27, Jul 2014 - Carroll, MD Woman charged with making courthouse bomb threat
Maryland State Police said they arrested a woman who they believe was responsible for calling in a bomb threat to the Carroll County courthouse on Monday.
27, Jul 2014 - You Say Grenada, I Say Granada, Judge Says ...
Mis-Booked Ticket Leads To Lawsuit A Maryland dentist who thought he was traveling to Spain wound up on a flight to the Caribbean instead because of a mixup when he booked his ticket.
27, Jul 2014 - Carroll, MD State Police Investigate Hate Crime Graffiti Attacking Illegal Immigration
A Maryland city tied up in the national debate over immigration. A plan to house some of the thousands of undocumented children who have crossed the border in Westminster has been scrapped---but now a hate crime has once again thrust the small north Carroll County city back into the spotlight.
27, Jul 2014 - Md. State Senator Must Drop Hershey-Bar-Like Signs
Judge orders Maryland state Sen. Hershey to stop using chocolate-bar-like campaign signs
27, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Woman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.
27, Jul 2014 - Judge orders Maryland state Sen. Hershey to stop using chocolate-bar-like campaign signs
BALTIMORE — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar.
27, Jul 2014 - Middle River, MD Former Maryland veterans official pleads guilty in claims scheme
David Clark, 67, secured about $1.4 million in false claims A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period.
27, Jul 2014 - Pigskins Shame Spiral: A Federal Judge in Maryland
Who : A federal judge in Maryland. Change the name? Yep. Why? A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that intentionally didn't use the name of the Washington football team, presumably because it is racist.
27, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Rand Paul and his Democratic buds
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul teamed up with a Democrat once again Tuesday in his effort to restore voting rights for convicted criminals who've served time in prison. The Kentucky senator held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill with Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the latest high-profile Democrat publicly working with Paul to […]
27, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Md. woman known for donating wedding gowns gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit
A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.
27, Jul 2014 - Maryland couple charged with locking autistic twin sons in basement
A Rockville, Md., couple is accused of abuse after keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in their basement, according to court documents.
27, Jul 2014 - Brandywine, MD Developers Push Action on Two Maryland Powerplants But Delay a Third
Coal plant retirements are projected to tighten regional capacity, but logistics and court rulings have slowed natural gas plant progress.
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