District Court Brochures

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How to file a small claim?

Small Claims Brochure DC-CV-001BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 小额索赔 如 (PDF)
• French Version - Petites créances (PDF)
• Korean Version - 소액 청구 (PDF)
• Russian Version - М а л ы е и с к и (PDF)
• Spanish Version - DEMANDAS DE MENOR CUANTÍA (PDF)



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How to file a claim for the return of your property?

  • Replevins and Detinues Brochure DC-CV-004BR (PDF)
  • Spanish Version - ¿Cómo tramitar una reclamación para que le devuelvan sus bienes? (PDF)


 


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How to collect your judgment?

Post-Judgment Brochure DC-CV-060BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 如何讨还马里兰州地区法院判决的钱款 (PDF)
• French Version - Recouvrement une fois l’arrét rendu (PDF)
• Korean Version - 판결 후 수금 메릴랜드 주 지방법원의 판결 채무 부채를 수금하는 방법 (PDF)
• Russian Version - Взыскание по решению суда  (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cómo cobrar ell fallo en el Tribunal de Distrito de Maryland? (PDF)


 

 

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How to garnish wages to collect on a judgment?

Wage Garnishment Brochure DC-CV-065BR (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cómo Embargar el Sueldo para Cobrar la Cantidad Determinada por un fallo? (PDF)


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How to resolve issues with your Tenants (from a Landlord's perspective)?

Landlord and Tenant Brochure DC-CV-082BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 房东如 何解决与 租户的 纷争 (PDF)
• French Version - Informations à l'intentiondes des propriétair (PDF)
• Korean Version - 임대인이 임차인과의 분쟁을 해결하는 방법(PDF)
• Russian Version - Информация для владельцев жилья (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cómo Resolver Problemas con sus Inquilinos (desde la perspectiva del dueño de la propiedad)? (PDF

 


htmlpage.pngFail to Pay Rent Fact Sheet DC-CV-082BRFS (PDF)
 

 

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How to resolve issues with your Landlord (from a Tenant's perspective)?

Tenant and Landlord Brochure DC-CV-082TBR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 租户如 何解决 与房东 的纷争 (PDF)
• French Version - Informations à l'intention des locataires (PDF)
• Korean Version - 임차인을 위한 정보(PDF)
• Russian Version - Информация для съёмщиков жилья (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cómo Resolver Problemas con el Dueño de casa (desde la perspectiva de quien alquila)? (PDF)

 


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How to file for a Peace Order or Protective Order?

Peace & Protective Order Brochure CC-DC-DV-PO-001BR (PDF) 
• Chinese Version - 和平令还是保护令……哪一种命令? (PDF)
• French Version - Comment déposer une demande d'ordonnance enjoignant une personne de rester à l'écart ou une ordonnance de protection (PDF)
• Korean Version - 화해 및 보호 명령을 신청하는 방법 (PDF)
• Russian Version - Приказ о прекращении причинения беспокойства и Охранный судебный приказ (PDF)
• Spanish Version - Órdenes de Paz y de Protección (PDF)

 

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How to file for an Extreme Risk Protective Order?

 


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VINE Brochure

VINE Brochure (PDF)
• Spanish Version - Servicio VINE de Maryland (PDF)

 

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VPO Brochure

VPO Brochure (PDF)
• Spanish Version - Servicio de Orden de Protecci ó n de Maryland (VPO) (PDF)


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How to file a criminal complaint?

Criminal Information Brochure for Plaintiff DC-CR-001BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 如何在马里 兰州地区法 院提出刑事 诉讼?(PDF)
• French Version - Comment déposerune plainte pénale auprès du tribunal de première instance du Maryland (PDF)
• Korean Version - 메릴랜드 주 지방법원에 형사 고소장을 제출하는 방법 (PDF)
• Russian Version - Как подать жалобу по уголовному делу в районный суд штата Мэриленд (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cómo presentar una Denuncia Penal ante el Tribunal de Distrito de Maryland? (PDF)


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What happens when you are arrested for a crime?

Criminal Information Brochure for Defendant DC-CR-002BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 当您因犯罪被捕时会怎样? (PDF)
• French Version - Que se passe-t-il suite à une arrestation? (PDF)
• Korean Version - 범죄 행위로 체포되면 어떻게 됩니까? (PDF)
• Russian Version - Ответчик по уголовному делу (подсудимый) (PDF)


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How to have court records expunged?

Expungement Brochure CC-DC-CR-072BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 有关在马里兰州清除犯罪记录禁止公众查阅的信息 (PDF)
• French Version - Effacement des antécédents judiciaires (PDF)
• Korean Version - 메릴랜드 주에서 대중 열람 방지를 위한 범죄 기록 삭제에 대한 정보 (PDF)
• Russian Version - УДАЛЕНИЕ МАТЕРИАЛОВ (PDF)
• Spanish Version - Eliminación de Antecedentes Penales (PDF)


htmlpage.pngHow to have court records shielded (kept out of public view)?

 

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Do you need a Court Interpreter?

Do you need a Court Interpreter? Brochure CC-DC-080BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 你需要法院口译员吗? (PDF)
• French Version - Avez-vous besoin d’un interprète judiciaire? (PDF)
• Korean Version - 법정 통역사가 필요하십니까? (PDF)
• Russian Version - НУЖЕН ЛИ ВАМ СУДЕБНЫЙ ПЕРЕВОДЧИК? (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Necesita un Intérprete de Tribunal? (PDF)


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Public Defender Eligibility

Public Defender Eligibility Brochure DC-099BR  (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 公设辩护人申请资格 (PDF)
• French Version - Admissibilité à un défenseur public (PDF)
• Korean Version - 국선 변호사 자격 (PDF)
• Russian Version - Право на услуги государственного защитника (PDF)
• Spanish Version - Cómo solicitar un Defensor público (PDF)


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Interpreters: A Guide for Legal Professionals

Interpreters: A Guide for Legal Professionals Brochure CC-DC-081BR (PDF)


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Are there any alternatives to Court?

Mediation Brochure DC-044BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 什么是解 决争议 的最好方 法?
• French Version - Quelle est la meilleure manière de résoudre un différend ? ( PDF)
• Korean Version - 분쟁을해결할최선의 방법은무엇입니까? (PDF)
• Russian Version - Посредничество (PDF)
• Spanish Version - ¿Cuál es la mejor manera de resolver una disputa? (PDF)


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How do I obtain a transcript / recording of my District Court hearing?

Transcripts & Recordings Brochure DCA-027BR (PDF)
• Chinese Version - 如何索取录音 或文字记录 (PDF)
• French Version - Transcriptions et enregistrements (PDF)
• Korean Version - 법정 통역사가 필요하십니까? (PDF)
• Russian Version - Как получить звукозапись или стенограммуn (PDF)
 


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What is the Mental Health Court in Baltimore City and who is eligible?

MHBC Brochure L01-006 (PDF)Spanish Version - Cómo obtener una grabación o transcripción (PDF)


htmlpage.pngFamily Issues

The Department of Juvenile and Family Services handles most matters relating to families, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, and juvenile issues.


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