Frequently Asked Questions
Note: These frequently asked questions are found on the Maryland Judiciary's website. For more details, please follow this link
to their website.
What is the Maryland Code?
Can I check to see if an attorney is licensed to practice in Maryland?
How do I file a complaint against an attorney?
Can I check to see if an attorney has been disciplined?
Does the Judiciary provide attorney referrals?
What legal help is available if I can't afford to hire an attorney?
What is bail?
Who can post bail for me?
How does a person post bail?
Who handles bankruptcy cases?
Where do I go to obtain copies of birth/marriage/death certificates?
Where can I go for information on child support?
Where do I file a civil claim?
Complaints: About a Judge
Complaints: About an Attorney
Complaints: About a Case
What are the court fees?
Do the courts provide relief from paying filing fees and court costs?
Can I find court records online?
What should I know about appearing in court?
How should I dress for my court appearance?
How do I address the Judge?
Can I bring my child to court?
How do I file a criminal complaint?
Criminal Defendant Brochure
What court will hear the case?
How do I check my criminal history?
How do I check the criminal history of someone other than myself?
Does Maryland have a sex offender registry?
Where do I file for divorce?
How long must I be legally separated before I can file for divorce?
Where can I obtain forms and more information on divorce?
How long is the legal divorce process?
What can I do the ease the financial burden of the divorce process?
Domestic Violence Website
What is a Peace or Protective Order?
How do I file for portection from domestic violence?
What is am emergency evaluation?
How do I obtain an emergency evaluation?
What is an expungement?
How can I become a spoken language interpreter for the courts?
Will I be paid while I serve on a jury?
How can I obtain legal advice?
What are pro bono services?
What advice can a court clerk give?
Where can I obtain a marriage license?
Is there a waiting period before I can get married?
Can I get married in the courthouse?
What are the state marriage age requirements?
What is mediaton?
How do I go about getting my name changed?
What are the Maryland Rules of Procedure?
How do I obtain a transcript or recording of my trial?
What are the rights of a victim of a crime?
Where do I go to obtain wills/probate information?
What happens if I get a subpoena to appear as a witness?
What should I do ifI am unable to appear on the scheduled date?