How to Find Out Why Someone Got Arrested in Maryland


If you want to find out why a particular person was arrested in the state of Maryland, you don't necessarily have to ask that person directly. Getting arrested tends to be an embarrassing and frustrating event in someone's life and the individual may not exactly be forthcoming with the details of their arrest. Using a specific online resource, however, will help you ascertain the reason for a person's arrest.

  • Visit the Public Access to Maryland Court Records website (

  • Select CASE SEARCH.

  • Type in any information you know about the individual who was arrested. Searching via their first and last name may yield multiple results, so narrow down the search by including any other pieces of personal information you know, such as their date of birth.

  • Look at the court record for the person's arrest. The reason why they were arrested will be listed in the publicly-available online court record .

Tips & Warnings

  • The same information can be obtained by calling the court clerk at the local court house and asking why the person in question got arrested. The telephone number for the clerk of court will be found on the court's website.

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