Anne Arundel County Courthouses
Those charged with DUI, drug possession, assault, or any other criminal charge in Anne Arundel County will be expected to appear before a judge at one of the two following separate county courthouse locations.
George M. Taylor District Court and Multi-Service Center
The George M. Taylor District Court is located on 7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Presiding Judge over the DUI court is Thomas J. Pryal, and the Administrative Clerk is Tamera L. Chester. The George M. Taylor District Court is in session from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except for state and federal legal holidays. For directions from Route 695, take Exit 3 to Route 2 Ritchie Highway. From Route I-97, take exit 13 to Quarterfield Road toward Glen Burnier and make a left onto Crain Highway. Then, take a right hand turn onto Fifth Avenue and a left onto Ritchie Highway. The District Court is located at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, adjacent to La Fontaine Blue. Free parking is available on both sides of the street, as well as in the parking garage next to the courthouse. The George M. Taylor District Court is also a stop for the MTA bus number 14.
Robert F. Sweeney District Court
The Robert F. Sweeney District Court in Anne Arundel County is located on 251 Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis, MD. The Presiding Judge appointed by the District Administrative Judge is also Thomas J. Pryal, the Coordinator is Molly S. Nussear, and the Administrative Clerk is Tamera L. Chester. The Robert F. Sweeney District Court is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday, with the exception of legal holidays. For general information about the location, call our office. For directions from Route 50, take Rowe Blvd. towards Annapolis. The red brick building of the District Court is easily decipherable approximately a half mile on the right hand side of the boulevard. Free parking is available by making a right turn onto Taylor Ave. If the lot becomes filled, parking is also available in the Naval Academy lot on the second right for a small fee. For those taking public transportation, bus numbers 922 and 950 both have bus stops within short walking distance of the Robert F. Sweeney District Court. Under regulations of the Maryland Rule 16-110, both courthouses prohibit the use of mobile phone devices, laptop computers, video cameras, and other electronic devices within the facilities. Such devices may be brought into the courthouses, but they must remain off and inoperable for the entirety of your time inside unless given permission by the presiding judge. Security and other court personnel have the right to confiscate all electronic devices in use, as well as hold the user in contempt of the court for various fines. It’s perfectly normal for defendants, especially those with no experience in criminal cases, to have serious concerns about appearing in court. Having the services of a respected attorney can take away much of this fear and help the accused become familiar with the process. With a seasoned legal representative at your side, you stand a much better chance of achieving a favorable case outcome, whether that means a dismissal of charges, a reduced sentence, or a not guilty verdict. If you’ve been charged with a crime anywhere in Anne Arundel County, our experienced Maryland lawyers are ready to provide you with a free case consultation. Call our office today. If you are specifically looking for an Annapolis criminal lawyer, we also provide those services.