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Courts & Legal

This page provides links to a wide range of legal-related subjects and agencies. These agencies include the Howard County Circuit Court, a jury trial court with jurisdiction over major civil cases, serious criminal cases, appeals from District Court and certain administrative appeals; the District Court, a non-jury court with jurisdiction over minor criminal cases, traffic cases, small claims of $5,000 or less, landlord/tenant cases, etc.; and the Howard County Office of Law, which serves as legal counsel to Howard County Government and its agencies.


The Office of the State's Attorney

The Office of the State's Attorney for Howard County is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal cases within the geographical boundaries of Howard County.