Anne Colt Leitess Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

ACL FRMLMrs. Leitess is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a career prosecutor with more than 25 years dedicated to public service.  She began her career as a law clerk in the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office in 1987 and then as an Assistant State's Attorney.  In 1990, she joined the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office where she prosecuted cases in the district and circuit court.  In 2007, she was chosen to lead the Violent Crimes Trial Team, which specializes in prosecuting the most serious felony cases.  In 2013, the Anne Arundel County Circuit Judges appointed her to replace the retiring State's Attorney.  As State's Attorney, Mrs. Leitess is the top law enforcement officer in Anne Arundel County and works closely with the police and other county and local agencies to make Anne Arundel County safer.... Read More



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Did You Know...

State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess has started a new public service to help people understand – and hopefully avoid prosecution for – lesser-known offenses. DID YOU KNOW is geared at helping citizens of Anne Arundel County understand laws that may affect otherwise law-abiding citizens. Check our website for updates each month!

Is there a law you are confused about? We will address it!
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Texting at a Red Light

Did you know... that it is against the law to read a text message while you are sitting at a red light? Maryland Vehicle Law provides that "an individual may not use a text messaging device to write, send, or read a text message ... while operating a motor vehicle in the travel portion of the roadway."

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