The 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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State's Attorney Wes Adams 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!Send submissions to the Director of Communication, Heather Epkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."