Office of The State's Attorney

The Office of the State's Attorney for Howard County is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal cases arising within the geographical boundaries of Howard County. Mandated by the state constitution, each political jurisdiction -- Baltimore City and each county, has its own elected State's Attorney who serves for a four year term.

The State's Attorney represents the State at the trial level in both the District and Circuit Courts.  Additionally, the office represents Howard County in civil forfeiture cases.  The office is staffed with over thirty skilled, dedicated and highly ethical prosecutors who ably represent the public safety concerns of the citizens of Howard County in obtaining justice.  The State's Attorney is proud of our specialized Victim Witness Unit whose advocates work to ensure that each victim and witness is treated with dignity and respect.  Our dedicated staff assists prosecutors in case preparation and presentation