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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25, Jul 2014 - Dundalk, MD Lawyer: Dundalk Dad Did Not Intentionally Leave Toddler In Hot Car During N.Y. Shopping Trip
A Maryland man is charged with criminal child endangerment for leaving his toddler in a locked car in the sweltering heat. This latest case comes on the heels of a murder investigation involving a Georgia father whose child died in a hot car.
25, Jul 2014 - Maryland insurance executive plotted to kill judge: court documents
By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland executive charged with lying to insurance regulators was allegedly plotting to kill a judge handling his case, according to federal court documents. Searches of the home, office and vehicle of Jeffrey Cohen turned up extensive evidence of the alleged plot and a cache of weapons, according to the documents filed in U.S. District Court in ...
25, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Corrections officer gets 5 years in inmate beating
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Maryland prison has been sentenced to five years in prison on civil rights and conspiracy offenses in connection with the beating of an inmate.
25, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Jury convicts woman in Dupont Circle hit-and-run
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash that killed a woman near Dupont Circle. Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday.
25, Jul 2014 - Washington, MD Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
Move praised by both prisoner advocates and Justice Department A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes.
24, Jul 2014 - Former Terps standout Alyssa Thomas adapting to life as a professional
Thomas is in her rookie season in the WNBA with the Connecticut Sun Maryland's victory song wasn't playing as Alyssa Thomas jogged onto the court at Verizon Center for pregame warm-ups, and she and her team weren't welcomed with a standing ovation from the crowd.
24, Jul 2014 - Caller spoofs state police number, demands money
JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police someone has been calling people in the Howard County area claiming to be with the police and demanding payment for court or traffic fines.
24, Jul 2014 - Carroll, MD Md. woman arrested in courthouse bomb threat case
Maryland State police arrested a Carroll County woman on July 21 for allegedly making a bomb threat at the Carroll County courthouse, according to a state police news release.
24, Jul 2014 - State rests in Eastampton man's road rage fatal shooting
The defense is presenting its case in the first-degree murder trial of a New Jersey detective who acknowledges shooting a Maryland man after a bout of road rage last year.
24, Jul 2014 - Susan K.’s Story: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is The New Black , Part VI
My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s.
24, Jul 2014 - The chief judge's first year
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's top court is "right on target" to achieve its goal of deciding by Aug. 31 all of the 127 cases it has heard since its term started in September, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said.
24, Jul 2014 - Montgomery Co. Man Sentenced To 20 Years After Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced 32 year-old Jean Claude Roy of Germantown, Maryland, to 20 years in prison.
24, Jul 2014 - Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments
A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. Click to Continue »
24, Jul 2014 - Dildo-Making and Smuggling Cigarettes: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is The New Black , Part V
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24, Jul 2014 - Baltimore, MD Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns
Bernstein, required to retire at 70, appears to have won Orphans' Court election People of a certain age will appreciate this: Charles G. "Chuck" Bernstein, who loved being a Baltimore circuit judge so much that he made a federal case out of his mandatory retirement at 70, appears to have been elected a judge again. If the tally from Tuesday's primary holds up, Bernstein will return to the bench ...
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