Due to the current COVID-19 threat, our office is currently providing services via phone, email or text. All in person contact has been temporarily suspended. If you are here for a scheduled appointment or need to speak with a staff member immediately, please dial 240 777-7300.

Debido a la amenaza actual COVID-19, nuestra oficina está proporcionando servicios por teléfono, correo electrónico o texto. Todos los contactos en persona han sido suspendidos temporalmente. Si usted está aquí para una cita programada necesita hablar con un miembro del personal inmediatamente, por favor marque 240 777-7300.

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State's Attorney
John McCarthy

Montgomery County, Maryland
State's Attorney's Office

50 Maryland Avenue
5th Floor, North Tower
Rockville, MD 20850
Office:(240) 777-7300
Fax: (240) 777-7413

District Court Schedule

District Court Schedule

View the District Court schedule for the upcoming two months.

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Internships

Internships

Internship opportunities are available to high school, college, and law students.

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Employment

Employment

Information regarding employment opportunities at the State's Attorney's Office.

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State’s Attorney John McCarthy’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

On Behalf of the State’s Attorneys Office of Montgomery County, Maryland we extend our condolences to the family of George Floyd.

We have reviewed the video and are horrified by what we saw.

The issues raised by the murder of George Floyd have concerned us for years. Out of a concern for these issues, in 2017 our office implemented the prosecutor recommendations from President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Our office mandates that an independent prosecutor from a different jurisdiction reviews all cases involving police use of force resulting in death, officer involved shootings resulting in death or any in-custody deaths. We implemented that recommended policy several years ago and we will continue to apply it going forward.

Any person who believes that they are a victim of police officer misconduct that constitutes a crime, has the right to file an application for a statement of charges against that officer or officers with a District Court Commissioner. That application for charges must then, by law, be investigated by the State’s Attorney’s Office as to whether charges should be pursued against the officer.

We know that there is more work to be done. We pledge to listen and to work with the community and policy makers to address the issues that led to this crime. Major reforms are needed, and we will work to implement those reforms.

John J. McCarthy
State’s Attorney For Montgomery County, Maryland

News

Moving forward, prosecutors and police must pave the way to public trust

The Washington Post - By Richard H. Gibson Jr. and John J. McCarthy
June 19

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Memorandum of Understanding concerning in-custody/police involved death investigations

Between the Howard County State's Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office

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In the matter of the June 13, 2019

Police-involved shooting in Rockville, Maryland

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In the matter of the January 16, 2019

The death of Mikyas Tegegne.

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF ELDER ABUSE?

Are you or is someone you know a victim of elder abuse?

Call Montgomery County Adult Protective Services at 240-777-3000 (24 hours)
The Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP)
240-777-1355
vasap@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center has specialized medical care and forensic services:
9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville
240-826-6225
In the event of an emergency situation, please dial 911

eDiscovery

eDiscovery

eDiscovery and Discovery Requests

eDiscovery provides a secure and convenient way to download electronic Discovery Material from the SAO for court cases in which you are the Attorney of Record.

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eDiscovery Manuals

eDiscovery Manuals

eDiscovery Manuals

These manuals provide instructions for use of the eDiscovery system.

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Discovery Process

Discovery Process

Discovery Process

The process for which discovery material may be obtained.

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