Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland

About Us

“The Prosecutor is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty…whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.”  -  Berger v. United States


The mission of the State’s Attorney’s Office is to protect the innocent and punish the guilty with the highest level of fairness and professionalism.

The State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) serves the citizens of Worcester County by enforcing State criminal laws through prosecution within the geographical borders of the county. Our commitment is to hold individuals accountable for their crimes, uphold victims’ rights, and keep the community safe and informed.

The SAO presents cases in the District and Circuit Court. After a crime has been committed, the SAO reviews the case and determines applicable charges. The SAO will then follow through with bail review, investigation, grand jury proceedings, trial, and sentencing. Once a crime has been charged, only the SAO can drop the charges.

The SAO is organized into the following specialized Divisions: Executive Leadership, Services Division, District Court, Circuit Court, Juvenile Court, Investigative/Supervision Division, Administration and Professional Standards, and Public Affairs and Community Involvement.

Civil lawsuits involving the County are handled by the County Attorney’s Office.

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