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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12, Oct 2014 - Man gets 15 years for firing shots at police JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – A man facing multiple charges after a shootout with Steubenville police officers in April 2013 pleaded not guilty to his May 2013 indictments Wednesday in a Jefferson County court. Devon Jones-Hill, 19, who was accused of firing a gun at two Steubenville police officers in the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue, was charged with two counts of felonious assault of a ...
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We keep reporting in this space about how federal courts have slapped down the long-shot lawsuits and activist legal positions advanced by the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the Freeman case last year, a Maryland federal judge used such unflattering terms as “laughable,” “unreliable,” and “mind-boggling” to refer to Commission positions, while in the ...
12, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Baltimore man gets 12 years for sex trafficking
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing young women to work as prostitutes. Travis Lamont Foote pleaded guilty in Maryland federal court Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.
12, Oct 2014 - Maryland court cuts 25 years off child-rape sentence
A man facing 40 years in prison for raping his daughter in the 1970s will have his sentence cut by at least 25 years, a Maryland appeals court held.
12, Oct 2014 - Prison Guards Face Suit For Pepper Spraying Inmate
A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court.
12, Oct 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.
12, Oct 2014 - Washington, MD Woman gets 6 ½ years for fatal hit-and-run
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2010 hit-and-run crash has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD Aberdeen man receives 12-year sentence for child porn possession, sexual abuse
A 21-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for possessing child pornography and sexual abuse, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
12, Oct 2014 - Md. appeals ruling on ballot tool for blind
The state of Maryland is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the state must implement an online ballot-marking tool to enable blind residents to vote privately and independently.
12, Oct 2014 - Baltimore, MD University of Maryland School Of Medicine and Malian Ministry of Health Begin Human Trials of Exper
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11, Oct 2014 - Walter E. Black Jr., chief judge of U.S. District Court for Md.
Judge had ruled against Baltimore when it tried to acquire Colts by condemnation after move to Indianapolis; he had headed the city zoning board Walter Evan Black Jr., a retired chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland who ruled against the city of Baltimore in its efforts to acquire the Colts after the team moved to Indianapolis, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Monday ...
11, Oct 2014 - DNA closes violent 2012 Southeast DC rape case
A man serving time for rape in a Maryland prison has been transferred to the District after forensic evidence linked him to another crime.
11, Oct 2014 - Warnken: Ready to take Maryland DNA case to Supreme Court
Supreme Court may get case asking if people who voluntarily submit to police questioning surrender their claim to the sweat they leave behind on a chair.
11, Oct 2014 - 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.
11, Oct 2014 - Md. Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Taking Minor To Va. For Prostitution
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