Baltimore, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: Hi is there anyone that can explain what it means on case search when the comments on a habeas corpus says district

Court cd received?

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Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The State of Maryland provides a free, and easily accessible database containing important information about civil and criminal cases, as well as data about liens. Most who use it regularly call it “case search”. Old school users may call it JIS. The official name is the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. While much of the information is plain and clear, docket entries can contain a byzantine gallimaufry of initials, abbreviations, acronyms and partial words. A routine and frequently asked question is what do all of these codes, letters, and abbreviations mean?

The State of Maryland provides a comprehensive listing of what each of the codes, letters or abbreviations mean.

Event History Information and comment codes.

https://mdcourts.gov/casesearch2/faq#casesearch

Criminal Event Codes

https://mdcourts.gov/sites/default/files/import/casesearch2/pdfs/criminaleventcodes.pdf

Traffic event codes and descriptions

https://mdcourts.gov/sites/default/files/import/casesearch2/pdfs/trafficeventcodes.pdf

Civil event codes and descriptions

The State also provides a very detailed glossary of legal terminology.

https://mdcourts.gov/sites/default/files/import/casesearch2/pdfs/civileventcodes.pdf

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: District court proceedings are recorded. When a matter is being reviewed, the audio recording generally is ordered on a compact disk (“cd”) either to have an official written transcript of the proceedings prepared, or so that it can be listened to by the reviewing court and parties.

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