From the Desk of State’s Attorney James A. Dellmyer:

These are uncertain times and it is important for the citizens of Cecil County to rest assured knowing that crime will continue to be prosecuted, and that offenders will be held accountable. In conjunction with Administrative Judge Keith Baynes of the Circuit Court for Cecil County, I have ensured that the Grand Jury has been extended and remains available to consider criminal offenses.

My team of prosecutors, victim advocates, investigators, and paralegal staff are actively working every day to timely process criminal cases. We remain open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions from the public.

Our local law enforcement partners will continue to protect the citizens of Cecil County, and I am grateful that we have such well prepared, professional law enforcement agencies who will help us through this crisis.

For any inquiries, please contact us at 410-996-5335.

Please see this Essential Business List, as approved by the Office of Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health, defining 'essential' and 'non-essential' businesses during this COVID-19 pandemic. 04/01/2020.

The mission of the Cecil County State's Attorney's Office is to ensure effective prosecution of criminal and juvenile offenses occurring within the county; to work cooperatively with law enforcement officers, child abuse investigators and other allied professionals; and to serve the interests of victims of crime.

Responsibilities of the Office of the State's Attorney

The State's Attorney is elected for a four year term in non-presidential election years. The Office of the State's Attorney for Cecil County is primarily responsible for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases at the trial level. It works with police in the development of cases, presentations to the Grand Jury and trial of cases in the Circuit, District or Juvenile Court.

The State's Attorney's Office initiates its own programs and services which focus on specific crime issues and victims-witness concerns. It also partners with other local and state agencies to promote the health and safety of Cecil County citizens.