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Glossary of Court Terms
(contact the State's Attorney
if you are a state witness)
Do you need a Court Interpreter?
Interpretation Services (Es Español)
Appearing in Court
Cell Phone/Electronic Device Notice
Effective January 1, 2011
(attire, children, addressing the judge)
No food or drink is allowed.
Directions to Court Locations
Commissioners, Clerks, Judges,
State's Attorney, Public Defender
- Parties to a Case
Important information about going to
court as a:
Complainant (person filing a complaint)
How to file Criminal Charges
How to file a Civil Lawsuit
Defendant(person arrested, summoned,
or being sued)
What to do if you are arrested or summoned?
What to do if you are sued?
What are your rights?
What if you are called to testify?
People's Law Library
(Click on symbol for
self help information)
Want to know when an offender is released from jail, has an upcoming court hearing,
or has changes to his/her parole or probation?
Call VINE for information or to sign up for free phone or email alerts!
Toll-Free (866) 634-8463 — TTY (866) 847-1298 http://www.vinelink.com
The Maryland VINE is a project provided to you by Governor's Office of Crime Control
and Prevention, and the Maryland State Board of Victim Services. http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/selfhelp/disclaimer.html
The removal of court of police and court records from public inspection.
The official electronic recording of a court proceeding.
The official typed record of court proceedings.
The review of a case in a court of higher jurisdiction.
Determination of the final arrangement or settlement of a case following judgment.
The finding of a court.