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CourtViewDisclaimer: **IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ONLINE RECORDS**All Case Types: Always verify identity. Do not assume that a person listed in this database is the person you are looking for without at least confirming that the date of birth is the same. The court system cautions employers, credit agencies, and others to verify identity before taking any adverse action against a person whose name appears in this database. Additional identifying information may be available in the case file. To request a copy of documents from the case file, contact the court in which the matter was filed.Criminal Cases: Do not assume that a defendant was convicted just because a criminal case was filed. Always check the disposition of each charge. Do not assume that a defendant was convicted of a felony based on the case type that appears on the search result screen and in the case record. The case type reflects the charges that appeared in the original charging document. If the original charging document included any felony charges, the case will be listed as a felony (either “District Court Felony” or “Crim Superior Court”), even if all the charges were eventually reduced to misdemeanors or dismissed. Always check the final charge in the case shown in the top bar of the charge screen.
• The information may not be a current, accurate, or complete record of the case.
• The information is subject to change at any time.
• The information is not the official record of the court.
• Not all cases from a participating court may be included.
• The information should not be used as a substitute for a thorough background search of official public records.
The information available through the Maryland Judiciary Case Search (MDJCS) database may be limited in SCOPE (extent of information available), HISTORY (years of available information), TIME (how quickly information is updated), and RELIABILITY (general accuracy of information).
I. Scope of Information Information is available on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases in the state. This information includes defendant name, city and state, case number, date of birth, plaintiff name (civil cases only), trial date, charge, and case disposition.
II. Historical Information All information contained in the MDJCS database originates in the individual counties where the case is filed, and is available for the period that each county has maintained an automated case management system. The amount of historical information may vary by county based on when an automated case management system was deployed in that county and how the system has evolved.
III. Timeliness of Information MDJCS case data is updated regularly, with these limitations: i. Information originating or maintained within the Circuit Courts and District Courts of all Maryland counties, is available at the approximate time that it is entered in the records of the court.
IV. Reliability of Information This site reflects the electronic record of the cases presented and may not always reflect the information maintained within the official case file. The data may not be reliable in the sense that further action may occur in the case that would affect the record.
The Maryland Judiciary, its agencies, officers, or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information contained in this system. Users rely on this information at their own risk.