Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


The Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County has once again earned the highest conviction rate in the State of Maryland for the prosecution of alcohol and drug-related driving offenses, as 2019 data released by the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS reveals. The same study, published on August 8, 2020, determined that Worcester County prosecutors had handled 841 DUI/DWI offenses from May 2019 through May 2020, and had secured an impressive 92.7% conviction rate. The Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association previously recognized Worcester County prosecutors for having the State’s top conviction rate during the preceding year as well.

“We are very proud of our efforts and our proven results in the prosecution of DUI cases in Worcester County,” remarked State’s Attorney Kris Heiser. “We want to continue to spread the word that when you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in our county, you have a 92.7% chance of being convicted, thanks to the excellent work of our police and prosecutors. Worcester County residents can rest assured knowing that this conviction rate means our roads are safer because we are holding violators accountable.”

Heiser continued, “I want to thank all of our police agencies for aggressively patrolling the roadways in search of these dangerous drivers. Each time our police officers conduct a traffic stop that leads to a DUI arrest, we want citizens to know that they can count on Worcester County prosecutors to finish the job in court.” Heiser also recognized the dedication of Assistant State’s Attorneys Farlow, Roksiewicz and Stewart, who are responsible for prosecuting the vast majority of these offenses.

For additional information or for an interview, please contact Denyne Drewer at the Office of the State’s Attorney at 410.632.2166 or email to