Wes Adams Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

Adams Portrait WebThe State's Attorney's Office is committed to justice by employing the highest ethical standards in vigorously prosecuting the guilty, protecting the innocent, and representing the interests of the State of Maryland in court. We are the chief law enforcement office and work with the police, county and state agencies and community groups to address criminal activity at all levels. We prosecute crime not only in the courtroom, but also referring minor incidents for diversion, substance abuse treatment and neighborhood mediation. We advocate for the rights of victims and witnesses and provide educational and informative programs to help prevent our citizens from becoming victims of crime.



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RT @TheSummitSchool: Today @WesAdams2014 spoke to parents and students about cyber safety. Thanks @AnneArundelSAO for setting this up! http…
#AnneArundel State's Atty seeks assistance from INTERPOL in search for suspect in homicide at #Hanover Dunkin' Donuts http://t.co/cqznH5Jw3M
An #AnneArundel jury has found James Hawthorne guilty of all 6 counts related to firing weapon in #Severn last fall. http://t.co/lgkAybwHCN

Did You Know...

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!
Send submissions to Communications Director Heather Stone at saston13@aacounty.org.

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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