Criminal Department

Telephone Number: 301-777-5922

Criminal Records are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This office does not perform criminal record checks. Please contact the Maryland State Police Headquarters at 1-888-795-0011.

Maryland Court Help

Free legal help, call 410-260-1392 or visit the Court Help webpage
Open from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday

Court Forms

Search for Maryland court forms online.

Justice System Roadmap

See a flow chart of the Criminal Justice Process


To request an Expungement, you must:

  1. Complete the Petition for Expungement and the General Waiver and Release, if necessary.
  2. File the Petition and required copies.
  3. Pay the filing fees.
    • For a GUILTY Disposition, the filing fee is $30.00.
    • Any other disposition is free to file.

For further information regarding expungements please visit the People's Law Library section on Expungement.

Maryland Judiciary Case Search

You can now search cases from Circuit Court and District Court with Case Search. The records maintained by the Office of the Clerk of Court are available to the public for review. However, the records of juvenile or adoption cases may be restricted.

MD Judiciary Case Search

Please be advised that the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice.

Shielding Criminal Records

See the Shielding Criminal Records informational webpage.

Requesting Transcripts

Provide a letter to the Clerk’s Office requesting a transcript.

The following information will need to be included in the request:

  • Case Number
  • Presiding Judge
  • Date and Time of the Hearing
  • Contact information (Name, Address, and Phone Number)

Posting Bond

Required documentation for Cash Bond:

  • Identification

Required documentation for Property Bond:

  • Identification
  • A copy of the latest tax Assessment
  • Copy of the deed (all parties on the deed will need to be present)
    If a party is deceased- provide a copy of the death certificate
  • Any documentation showing anything that is held against the property i.e. Mortgage and/or liens

Drug Court Programs

Drug Court Division
Circuit Court for Allegany County
30 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

The Drug Court Division of the Allegany County Circuit Court was established in 2018. The Circuit Court currently operates an Adult Drug Treatment Court. The program is designed to help those battling substance abuse and their related criminal offenses. The Drug Court recognizes that changing addictive behavior requires constant vigilance, motivation, reinforcement and treatment to prevent relapse and promote change. The program operates with a team of agencies working together for service integration and collective treatment planning.

The mission of the Allegany County Adult Drug Treatment Court is to decrease substance abuse and related criminal behavior of non-violent habitual offenders through a comprehensive court-supervised drug treatment program, thereby increasing public safety by helping the participants to lead healthier, productive lives.

Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a pre-sentence treatment-based program that offers intensive rehabilitation services to criminal defendants whose crimes are driven by their addiction. DTC is a 4-phase, 18 months – 2 years program for adults who have committed non-violent crimes due to their problems with drugs/alcohol and are residents of Allegany County. This program is a team effort that involves the District Court, Circuit Court, State’s Attorney’s Office, Office of the Public Defender, Allegany County Health Department, Allegany County Jail, Division of Parole & Probation and local law enforcement.

Pete Washington, Drug Court Coordinator

Useful Telephone Numbers

Office Phone
Allegany County District Court 301-723-3100
Allegany County Parole & Probation 301-784-8110
Allegany County Public Defender's Office 301-777-2142
Allegany County State's Attorney's Office 301-777-5962