Frederick County State's Attorney

Welcome to the official website for the State's Attorney’s Office for Frederick County, Maryland.


The State's Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal and serious motor vehicle cases in Frederick County, Maryland. The State's Attorney's Office is divided into 4 divisions:
  • Circuit Court
  • District Court
  • Juvenile
  • Child Support
Specialized Units
We have specialized units in the areas of
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Violent Crimes
  • Gangs
  • Elder Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
As a career prosecutor at the Frederick County State's Attorney’s Office, I have consistently fought for lengthy sentences for child molesters, gang members, and those committing serious acts of violence with guns. To them my message has been clear... Stay out of Frederick!

My Pledge
As your State's Attorney, I pledge to:
  • Continue to aggressively seek out, find, and prosecute those preying on our children.
  • Continue to work to curtail gang violence.
  • Continue to fight for lengthy sentences for those committing serious acts of violence with guns.
  • As a citizen who is raising his family here, I feel strongly about maintaining the quality of life in Frederick County and Frederick city.
Your State's Attorney,
Charlie Smith