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Charging Assistant State’s Attorney The candidate will review probable cause statements and statements of charges submitted by police officers in warrant-less arrest cases. Will decide whether to charge cases. If charged, edit, upgrade, downgrade or add to charges submitted by police officers as appropriate. If not charged, process the paperwork and notify the booking facility and police department. Duties will include: Make bail recommendations in certain cases; Work with the police liaison officers and correctional officers in charging and processing casework; Work with and supervise OSA paralegals in case movement and handling paperwork; Communicate with police and police liaisons to obtain supplements to statements of probable cause; Review witness lists; Respond to inquiries from police officers and paralegals; Facilitate the movement of cases; Determine if a juvenile will be charged as an adult and engineer the movement of the case in the proper jurisdiction; Direct paralegals in notification and referrals of witness intimidation cases and human trafficking cases; Communicate with the Division Chief where issues of office policy arise and where problems occur; Any and all additional duties and work hours that are deemed appropriate and necessary by the Division Chief.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a graduate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. Must have the ability to prioritize work and multi-task. Should have the ability to work effectively overnight. Must be adept in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law and Procedure. Prior experience prosecuting or defending offenders in jury trials is required.
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