Federalsburg, MD asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland

Q: I keep seeing "Sheriffs Return" on my criminal dockets involving an open case. What does that mean?

I haven't received any paperwork from my local sheriff's department, but there have been 4 new "Sheriffs Returns" documents on my case since March of 2021.

& I have a tracking number for DNA that was collected. When I use the tracking number to see if it has been delivered. It says that it was sent off and delivered the same day, but not in the state of Maryland. Is there any way that my lawyer can request the court to submit those results?

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

A: If you have a lawyer, ask him or her since that's what they are for, and stop posting on a public forum that may result in you incriminating yourself. If you do not have a lawyer, hire one (or apply to the Public Defender if you qualify). Your lawyer can obtain all such information through the pretrial discovery process and the prosecutor is required to disclose all scientific evidence it intends to use in the case as well as all test results that may tend to point toward your innocence.

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