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§ 15-419. St. Mary’s County

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2017

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, 2017
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-419
§ 15-419. St. Mary’s County
Application of section to St. Mary’s County only
(a) This section applies only in St. Mary's County.
Salary and expenses of office
(b)(1)(i) The State's Attorney's salary is equal to the salary of a circuit court judge and shall be paid biweekly.
(ii) A salary increase shall take effect at the beginning of the elected term of office and may not increase during the term of office.
(2)(i) The county commissioners shall provide for the administrative support staff, independent office facilities, office equipment, supplies, books, and other items necessary for the operation of the office.
(ii) The State's Attorney shall present vouchers to the county commissioners for the payment of office expenses.
Deputy and assistant State's Attorneys
(c)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint one deputy State's Attorney and two or more assistant State's Attorneys who:
(i) shall serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney; and
(ii) may be full-time or part-time employees.
(2) The State's Attorney shall pay the salaries of the deputy and assistant State's Attorneys biweekly from money that the county commissioners appropriate each year.
Administrative staff and investigators
(d)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint:
(i) administrative staff necessary for the operation of the office; and
(ii) one or more full-time or part-time investigators as employees.
(2) The staff appointed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be in the county merit system.
(3) The State's Attorney shall pay the salaries of the investigators appointed under paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection biweekly from money that the county commissioners appropriate each year.
Private practice of law prohibited
(e) The State's Attorney may not:
(1) engage in the private practice of law; and
(2) except in connection with performing the duties of the office, appear professionally in a criminal proceeding in the State.

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Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 428, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-419, MD CRIM PROC § 15-419
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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