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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24, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Task force backs right to counsel in family law cases
Many Marylanders without law degrees or deep pockets are acting as their own attorneys in certain civil cases. And they usually lose.
24, Oct 2014 - Maryland tries out electronic court records
This week, courts in Anne Arundel County made the first tentative steps toward using electronic court records, but Maryland has no immediate plans to provide public online access to legal documents.
24, Oct 2014 - Frederick, MD Maryland Man Gets 8 Years In Child Abuse Case
A Frederick man has been sentenced to eight years in prison in a child abuse case involving a 3-year-old boy.
23, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Maryland man set for trial in killing erroneously released
BALTIMORE — A Maryland man awaiting trial for murder is at large because he was accidentally released from a Baltimore jail on Friday in what ...
23, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Employee On Paid Leave After Murder Suspect’s Mistaken Release
A Maryland Department of Corrections employee is now suspended with pay after a murder suspect was mistakenly released from prison this weekend.
23, Oct 2014 - Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered a mental screening for the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. Adesanya was also ...
23, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Lawmaker blasts Baltimore murder suspect's release
A Maryland lawmaker is calling for an independent criminal investigation into the accidental release of a man awaiting murder charges from a Baltimore prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Charles, MD Human trial of second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate under way
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
23, Oct 2014 - Judge orders latest White House fence jumper held without bond
A federal magistrate judge ordered 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya, who climbed over the White House fence and assaulted two Secret Service dogs Wednesday, held without bond. WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Wearing blue prison garb, Dominic Adesanya resisted ...
23, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Protocol breached in suspect’s mistaken release
A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday called for an independent criminal investigation into the accidental release of a man awaiting trial on murder charges from a Baltimore prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Hagerstown, MD $6 Mill. in Federal Funds to Fight Crime in Md. Communities
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced Friday that $6,062,413 in federal grant funding has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to municipalities across Maryland.
23, Oct 2014 - Grand theft charges dropped for Oviedo man accused of killing mother
A Seminole County man is accused of killing his mother, and then fleeing to Maryland. WFTV's Tim Barber is in Maryland, where Joshua Ortiz faced a judge. Ortiz was arrested in Howard County on Tuesday. He made his court appearance in Howard County, Maryland, on grand theft charges after he allegedly stole his mother’s Mustang, but those charges were dropped. “Not surprised. This is Seminole ...
23, Oct 2014 - White House fence jumper held without bond
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.
22, Oct 2014 - Md. Man Charged In Pa. Shooting Death Will Stand Trial
The attorney representing a Maryland man charged in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a burned-out car in south-central Pennsylvania says his client maintains that he acted in self-defense.
22, Oct 2014 - Trial ordered in death of man found in burning car
EVERETT, Pa. (AP) - The attorney representing a Maryland man charged in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a burned-out car in south-central Pennsylvania says his client maintains that he acted in self-defense.
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