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§ 15-413. Harford County

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2016

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, 2016
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-413
§ 15-413. Harford County
Application of section to Harford County only
(a) This section applies only in Harford County.
Salary and expenses of office
(b)(1) The State's Attorney's annual salary is equal to the salary of a judge of the District Court of Maryland.
(2) The county government shall pay all reasonable expenses for the conduct of the office.
Deputy and assistant State's Attorneys
(c)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint:
(i) not more than two deputy State's Attorneys; and
(ii) the number of assistant State's Attorneys authorized by the County Executive and County Council.
(2) The deputy and assistant State's Attorneys:
(i) serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney;
(ii) receive compensation as provided by the County Executive and County Council; and
(iii) have the same legal powers as the State's Attorney to represent the State before the grand jury and in criminal proceedings.
Secretaries and clerical assistants
(d)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint a secretary or clerical assistant who shall:
(i) serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney; and
(ii) receive a salary that conforms to the exempt classification and pay plan authorized by the County Executive and County Council.
(2)(i) The State's Attorney may employ clerical, administrative, investigative, and other staff necessary for the proper conduct of the office.
(ii) Subject to the approval of the County Executive and County Council and in conformity with the county pay and classification plans, the State's Attorney shall set salaries and classifications for employees appointed under this paragraph.
(iii) An employee appointed under this paragraph is entitled to the same benefits as a similarly classified county employee.
Private practice of law prohibited
(e) Except in connection with performing the duties of the office, the State's Attorney may not engage in the private practice of law or appear as counsel or represent any party before a court or unit of the State or a political subdivision of the State.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2016, c. 52, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-413, MD CRIM PROC § 15-413
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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