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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28, Jan 2015 - Montgomery, MD Maryland woman pleads guilty in exorcism deaths of 2 children
By: Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md.-- One of two women charged with killing two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism has pleaded guilty in the case, but won't be serving prison time.    The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office says 22-year-old Monifa Sanford of Germantown pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first ...
28, Jan 2015 - Washington, MD Maryland bishop charged in drunken-driving death released on bail
(Reuters) - A Maryland Episcopal bishop accused of killing a cyclist while driving drunk and texting posted $2.5 million bail on Thursday and was released from jail, her attorney said. Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, the Maryland Diocese's first female bishop and second highest official, was released pending trial and will enter an in-patient alcohol treatment facility, her lawyer, David Irwin ...
28, Jan 2015 - Cumberland, MD Mental exam set for Md. man accused in WVU student's slaying
The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A 33-year-old Cumberland, Maryland, man accused in the slaying of a West Virginia University student will undergo a psychiatric review. The review was ordered Tuesday after Robert Hernandez Jr.'s attorney told a judge Hernandez said he wanted to die, according to The Dominion Post. Hernandez' first-degree murder trial in the fatal stabbing of Devante ...
28, Jan 2015 - Thieves hit 13 mortgage offices in 5 states to steal IDs
NEWPORT NEWS They drove up and down the East Coast trying to break into Wells Fargo mortgage offices, according to court documents. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland. Thirteen locations in all. Jeffrey "Lef" Washington and his crew weren't interested in cash, though. The money would come later.
28, Jan 2015 - Man admits conspiring to bootleg Xbox Ones
WILMINGTON, Del. - A computer hacker from Maryland has admitted in a Delaware court that he was part of an international conspiracy to build bootleg versions of the Xbox One before it went on sale last fall.
28, Jan 2015 - Cumberland, MD Man Found Competent to Stand Trial After Fatal Morgantown Stabbing
Robert Hernandez, 33, of Cumberland, Maryland, has been ruled competent to stand trial, according to the Monongalia County Prosecutor's Office.
28, Jan 2015 - Terps Insider: Maryland’s Mark Turgeon: Terps have ‘exceeded all our expectations’
While Maryland has already eclipsed last season's win total, Turgeon pushing for improved perimeter defense and front court production.
28, Jan 2015 - Convicted Md. Rapist Seeks Reversal From US Supreme Court
Maryland man sentenced to 100 years in rape seeks reversal from U.S. Supreme Court.
28, Jan 2015 - MTA sued by riders with disabilities over paratransit access, reliability
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maryland Transit Administration on behalf of thousands of riders with disabilities, alleging the agency's federally mandated paratransit service is woefully unreliable and inaccessible.
28, Jan 2015 - Baltimore City, MD Bishop Heather Cook Confesses Alcohol Problem Despite Episcopal Church Saying She Didn't Have O
Jailed Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, Heather Cook, confessed in court Monday that she has an alcohol problem, and one of her lawyers has revealed that she's "suffering a great deal right now" after being charged with the drunk driving death of married father of two, Thomas Palermo.
28, Jan 2015 - Baltimore City, MD State's Attorney in Baltimore City Could Make Announcement on Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook'
The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City could make an announcement on the controversial hit-and-run case of embattled Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Heather Cook, 58, as early as this weekend and she could be facing potential vehicular manslaughter and a number of other charges.
27, Jan 2015 - Maryland governor commutes 4 death sentences: Could mercy resonate beyond state?
In a case that could add an electoral twist to the death penalty debate, a likely Democratic presidential contender, Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, on Wednesday commuted the sentences of the state’s four death row inmates to life in prison without parole.
27, Jan 2015 - Florida man pleads guilty to selling unapproved drugs
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs not approved for human consumption for bodybuilding. Sixty-five-year-old Gregory Tamborello of Lutz, Florida, pleaded guilty to selling misbranded drugs in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
27, Jan 2015 - Frederick, MD Former Minor Leaguer Due In Court On Child Sex Charges
A high school baseball coach from Washington state pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing the 15-year-old son of a family with whom he lived while playing minor league baseball in Maryland in 1998.
27, Jan 2015 - Woman Denies Involvement Md. Grandmother’s Killing
Court documents say a Frederick County woman charged with fatally stabbing her grandmother told Maryland State Police that she saw a man running from the house shortly after the attack.
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