Queen Anne's County MD District Attorney Office

Find Queen Anne's 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.

Queen Anne's County State Attorney 136 North Commerce Street Centreville MD 21617 410-758-2264

About Queen Anne's County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Queen Anne's County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Queen Anne's County, the District Attorney, along with the Queen Anne's 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 Queen Anne's 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.