Welcome to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office Website. My name is John McCarthy and I am the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County Maryland. My office handles over 25,000 criminal matters each year. The State’s Attorney’s Office has over 125 professionals who serve as prosecutors, paralegals, victim witness coordinators, criminal investigators and administrative assistants.
John McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County Maryland, talks with Yolanda Vazquez, of Comcast Newsmakers, regarding the growing national mental health issues (courtesy of Comcast Newsmakers).
James Lewis sentenced to 35 years in prison for attempted murder of son (courtesy of ABC7, WJLA).
Montgomery County Teen Court inspires three year pilot program in English courts in an effort to reduce repeated teenage offenses (video courtesy of BBC News).
Exorcism murder suspects, Zakieka Avery and Monifa Sanford, appear in court (video courtesy of CBS 9, WUSA).
Daquan Lee Tyler, 20, of Silver Spring, has been convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon, use of a handgun and other charges, including solicitation of witness intimidation. His partners in crime, Joshua Baylor, 20, and Kyree Jordan, 19, have both pleaded guilty in the armed robbery(video courtesy of FOX 5, WTTG).
Members of the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office help burn survivors, holding a book drive for the Mid Atlantic Burn Camp (video courtesy of ABC7, WJLA; to read more about the book drive, click here).
State v. Kevin Ray, Sentenced to life plus 220 years in prison (video courtesy of ABC 7, WJLA)
Community Outreach is founded on the idea that prosecutors have a responsibility not only to prosecute cases, but to solve public safety problems, prevent crime and improve public confidence in the justice system. Thus, our Community Outreach Unit works closely with schools, businesses, and other community groups to address and impact crime before it occurs.
State v. Curtis Lopez, Sentenced for two consecutive life sentences without parole (video courtesy of ABC 7, WJLA; en español, cortesía de NoticiasWashingtonDC).
State v. Fernando Valenzuela - Gazette.Net
Fernando Valenzuela, who ran Potomac man over in car, gets 20 years.
State v. Elwood Martin - ABC7 WJLA
Elwood Martin pleads guilty to robbery and beatings.
State v. Barry Fig - ABC7 WJLA
Former hockey player and youth hockey coach, Barry Fig, is out on a $3,500 bond and faces eight felony charges, 37 misdemeanors and up to a decade in prison.
State v. Michael Woods - Gazette.Net
Michael Woods gets 25-year sentence for attempted thefts of dirt bikes in Olney.
Notice of Change in Discovery Fees - Effective November 1, 2011
As a result of meeting with a number of defense attorneys and members of the Criminal Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office has reviewed its district court discovery procedures and made some changes.
Notice of Change in Discovery Procedure - Effective July 1, 2010
Due to the changes in Maryland Rule 4-262 and Rule 4-263, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office is required to provide discovery in criminal cases, you will no longer be required to obtain an Authorization for Informal Discovery letter from the MCSAO and then take it to police records divisions to obtain documents.
The States Attorney's Office is a State of Maryland entity and is not a department or agency of the Montgomery County Government. This web page is linked to the Montgomery County Government web site as a convenience to users.