Wes Adams Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

Adams Portrait WebThe State's Attorney's Office is committed to justice by employing the highest ethical standards in vigorously prosecuting the guilty, protecting the innocent, and representing the interests of the State of Maryland in court. We are the chief law enforcement office and work with the police, county and state agencies and community groups to address criminal activity at all levels. We prosecute crime not only in the courtroom, but also referring minor incidents for diversion, substance abuse treatment and neighborhood mediation. We advocate for the rights of victims and witnesses and provide educational and informative programs to help prevent our citizens from becoming victims of crime.



Courtesy of Circuit Court



Andres Fernandez, 40, of Arnold, last remaining suspect in sophisticated drug ring, arrested. Grateful 4 @AACOPD.
Shupelle Rattim Gunter found guilty of 2nd deg murder & other firearms charges. He faces a maximum penalty of 53 years. Sentencing Jan 5.
Ronnie Downs, 23, of Glen Burnie, found guilty in June, attmptd 2nd deg murder & other firearms chrgs, Judge Wachs sntncd to 65 yrs SAB 25.

Did You Know...

DID YOU KNOW is geared at helping citizens of Anne Arundel County understand laws that may affect otherwise law-abiding citizens. Check our website for updates each month!

Is there a law you are confused about? We will address it!
Send submissions to Communications Director Heather Stone at saston13@aacounty.org.

Texting at a Red Light

Did you know... that it is against the law to read a text message while you are sitting at a red light? Maryland Vehicle Law provides that "an individual may not use a text messaging device to write, send, or read a text message ... while operating a motor vehicle in the travel portion of the roadway."

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