Anne Colt Leitess Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

ACL SmallestMrs. 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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#AnneArundel The @AnneArundelSAO website has been revamped. Check it out for news, info on community outreach & more!
This is the 3rd guilty conviction in a child sex abuse trial for @AnneArundelSAO in less than 2 months! Great job ASA Alban, who prosecuted!
#AnneArundel jury has found James Lawyer Sr. GUILTY of Child Abuse, 2ndDeg Rape, 2 cts 2ndDeg Sex Offense & 3 cts of 3rdDeg Sex Offense!

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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Stopping for School Buses

Did you know... that the potential fine for failing to stop for a school bus is twice the normal maximum fine (up to $1,000)?

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