Beginning  Monday, October 5th,  2020 Maryland courts will enter into Phase V of its five-phased COVID-19 emergency progressive reopening plan. All courts in Maryland will be fully operational with the resumption of jury trials in criminal and civil cases in circuit courts statewide. Anyone entering a courthouse, including employees, are required to wear a mask or face covering; submit to a written or verbal questionnaire regarding any COVID-19 related symptoms; and submit to a contactless thermometer temperature check. These measures are in place as additional safety precautions to help protect the well-being of all court visitors, judges, and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info please click the attached link: www.mdcourts.gov/coronavirusupdate.

Information on this page will be updated no later than 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of court holidays and weather-related closures.

Summoned Instructions

The following instructions apply to persons summoned by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office for criminal cases.

All defendants should appear, unless otherwise instructed by their attorney. The following does not apply to defendants.

If our office needs you to appear in a Circuit Court case during this time, we will contact you directly. Please refer to the District Court information page for your witness status in a District Court case. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us 410-313-3153.

If you need parking or courthouse accessibility accommodations, please call 410-313-3153 in advance of your scheduled court appearance date.

 

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