The Coronavirus presents our office and every level of government with an unprecedented challenge. The State’s Attorney’s Office has been coordinating with the Courts, the Public Defender’s Office, leadership within the Howard County Police Department and Sheriff’s Office, as well as other leaders within local government in crafting our response to this crisis. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and the community are serious concerns for us and we are taking all necessary steps to continue to provide essential services while also endeavoring to comply with the recommendations stated by Governor Hogan and County Executive Ball.

By order of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus-COVID-19, all Maryland courts are operating in a limited capacity through Friday, April 3, 2020. No victims/witnesses need to appear for any scheduled proceedings through Friday, April 3, 2020 unless contacted by our office. You will receive additional information on rescheduled hearings in the near future. Victim Witness Assistance staff members remain available to address questions and concerns regarding the status of your case. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 410-313-3153 or at kvasco@howardcountymd.gov.

If you need accommodation with regard to parking, or parking lot and Courthouse accessibility, please call 410-313-2142 in advance of your scheduled court appearance.