Anne Arundel County MD District Attorney Office

Find Anne Arundel County, Maryland district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Anne Arundel County State Attorney 7 Church Circle Annapolis MD 21401 410-222-1740

About Anne Arundel County District Attorney

The Anne Arundel County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Anne Arundel County, MD. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Anne Arundel County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Anne Arundel County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Anne Arundel County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Anne Arundel County public criminal records
  • Anne Arundel County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Grand jury proceedings
Anne Arundel County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Anne Arundel County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Anne Arundel County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Anne Arundel County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The evidence provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Anne Arundel County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Anne Arundel County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Anne Arundel County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Anne Arundel County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Anne Arundel County, the District Attorney, along with the Anne Arundel County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Maryland law, the Office of the Anne Arundel County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level MD Court.