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§ 15-404. Baltimore County

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 15. Office of the State's Attorney (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Countywide Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2008
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-404
§ 15-404. Baltimore County
Application of section to Baltimore County only
(a) This section applies only in Baltimore County.
Salary
(b)(1) Subject to Article III, § 35 of the Maryland Constitution and paragraph (2) of this subsection, beginning with the term of the State's Attorney who was elected to that position in 1982, the State's Attorney's salary:
(i) is equal to the salary of a circuit court judge; and
(ii) shall be increased 5% each year during the State's Attorney's term of office.
(2)(i) Beginning with the term of the State's Attorney elected to that position in 2010, the salary of the State's Attorney is $194,276; and
(ii) for the year beginning on January 1, 2012, and each year thereafter until January 1, 2023, the salary shall be increased by 1%.
Deputy and assistant State's Attorneys
(c)(1)(i) The State's Attorney shall appoint two deputy State's Attorneys, one of whom shall be designated deputy State's Attorney of trial and administration and the other shall be designated deputy State's Attorney of operations.
(ii) A deputy State's Attorney shall perform the work that the State's Attorney requires.
(iii) Subject to the approval of the County Executive and the County Council, the State's Attorney shall set the salaries of the deputy State's Attorneys.
(2)(i) As authorized by the County Executive, the State's Attorney may appoint assistant State's Attorneys.
(ii) Subject to the approval of the County Executive and the County Council, the State's Attorney shall set the salaries of the assistant State's Attorneys.
(3) The deputy and assistant State's Attorneys have the same legal powers as the State's Attorney to represent the State before the grand jury and in criminal proceedings.
Clerical, administrative, and other staff
(d)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint clerical, administrative, and other staff that the State's Attorney considers necessary for the proper conduct of the office.
(2) The staff appointed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall perform clerical and other work as directed by the State's Attorney.
Private practice of law prohibited
(e) The State's Attorney and the deputy State's Attorneys shall serve full time and may not engage in the private practice of law.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 146, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 147, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-404, MD CRIM PROC § 15-404
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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