FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County ranked #4 out of all Maryland counties for highest conviction rate of DUI cases in 2017, according to newly released statistics from the National Study Center of the University of Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith reacted, “These numbers show the importance we place on making our roads safe in Frederick County. Far too many people lose loved ones to drunk driving. Our prosecutors remain committed to aggressively pursuing these cases.” The study found that in 88.57% of cases, the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office succeeded in gaining a conviction. This latest achievement follows four previous years in which the conviction rates were 85.25, 86.20, 86.32 and 87.64. In state-wide rankings, Frederick was tied for 4th in 2017, 7th, 9th, 8th and 3rd respectively. In all, 905 people were arrested for impaired driving in Frederick County during calendar year 2017. Of those, 109 cases were either still open for one reason or another or were Abated by Death. That left a total number of net cases disposed of at 796 out of the original 905. Of the 796, there were 174 Guilty findings and an additional 531 PBJ’s for a total of 705 “positive” outcomes. For statistical purposes, a “Probation Before Judgement” was considered a conviction.
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5 days ago
Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Leatherman presented to the Frederick Police Department Citizens Police Academy tonight! Subjects included how cases get from police to the State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland court process, and how citizens interact with the judicial system. Thanks for having us FPD! ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Our Assistant State’s Attorney Will Prunka was honored to participate in the Grand Opening of the new Boys and Girls Club on Madison St. in Frederick! Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County ... See MoreSee Less
Frederick County State's Attorney's Office shared Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County's live video.
7 days ago
Grand Opening this afternoon of the new Boys and Girls Club Madison Street location in Frederick! ... See MoreSee Less
SAO Employees participated in the monthly Bar Association of Frederick County, MD Luncheon where Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford addressed the opioid crisis, mental health and homelessness issues across the state. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Bittersweet day here at the State's Attorney's Office. Sue Little, Chief of the Child Support Division, and Ann Morgan, Child Support Services Administrator are retiring after long and distinguished careers in our Office. Thank you for your service, and enjoy your retirement! ... See MoreSee Less