District Attorney Offices in Cecil County, Maryland

Find Cecil 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.


Cecil County State Attorney 129 East Main Street Elkton, MD

About Cecil County District Attorney

The Cecil County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Cecil County, MD. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Cecil County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Cecil 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 Cecil County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Cecil County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Cecil County, the District Attorney, along with the Cecil 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 Cecil 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.