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Conviction Integrity Division


It is a priority of the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office to maintain public trust and confidence while seeking justice for the citizens who live in Montgomery County.  This Office is committed to the administration of equal and fair justice.  To that end, the Conviction Integrity Division (“CID”) aims to achieve and ensure justice by investigating claims of innocence, identifying wrongful convictions, and providing proactive support and recommendations to the Office to prevent wrongful convictions. 

To have your case reviewed by the Conviction Integrity Division:

  1. You must have been convicted of a crime in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The CID will not consider matters that resulted in trials or guilty pleas in District Court.
  2. You must present a claim of actual innocence or wrongful conviction.  “Actual innocence” means that you did not commit or participate in the crime charged. "Wrongful conviction" means that either the State or the police withheld evidence or suborned perjury>
  3. The claim must be supported by new evidence not previously litigated.
  4. The claim must be capable of being investigated and substantiated. 
  5. You must agree to cooperate fully with the CID’s investigation.

How to Apply for Review

All applications must be submitted in writing. If the applicant is proceeding pro se (without the assistance of counsel), please use the CID Application and Certification Form. If the applicant is represented by counsel, counsel’s submission must address the questions raised by the Application Form and be accompanied by a Certification Form signed by the applicant.  Applications for review will not be accepted by third parties, including friends and family members. Review by the CID is discretionary and conveys no entitlement to relief. 

Submissions to the CID must satisfy all of the required intake standards.  The Office may decline to consider applications not meeting all of the above criteria. 

To download the CID's Application and Certification form, click the button below

Conviction Integrity Division Application Form 

Contact Information

Intake Email:

ConvictionIntegrity@montgomerycountymd.gov

Mailing Address: 

Conviction Integrity Division
Montgomery County State’s Attorney's Office
50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850

 

For more information on filing your written application, please email Emily White at emily.white@montgomerycountymd.gov or call (240) 777-7356.

 

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