Headed by the County Attorney, the Office handles civil litigation involving the County, its officers, or employees (County Charter, Art. V, secs. 525-529). The Office does not advise private citizens.
The State's Attorney prosecutes and defends, on the part of the State, all criminal cases in Anne Arundel County in which the State may be interested (Code Criminal Procedure Article, secs. 15-101 through 15-109, 15-403).
Under the State's Attorney are two deputies and forty-four assistant prosecutors, who are assigned to the Circuit Court and the District Court in Annapolis, and the District Court in Glen Burnie.
Established in 1983 within the State's Attorney's Office, the Mediation Center offers a way to resolve certain disputes without the need for formal prosecution.
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