The District Court Division is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal offenses, as well as all incarcerable traffic offenses, which occur in the City of Baltimore. District Court handles cases from all law enforcement agencies operating within Baltimore City. Justin Dickman is the Division Chief of District Court. The Division is located in three separate courthouses: The Borgerding Courthouse located at 5800 Wabash Avenue (commonly referred to as “Wabash”), the Eastside Courthouse located at 1400 E. North Avenue, and the Hargrove Courthouse located at 700 E. Patapsco Avenue.
In addition to case prosecution, the Division offers specialized programs through Mental Health Court, Adult Recovery Court (for drug and alcohol dependency issues), and Veteran’s Court.
The Wabash Courthouse: 5800 Wabash Avenue | 410-878-8000 | TTY Number 1-800-735-2258 | Toll-Free Number (In-state only) 1-800-939-4523
Misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases from the Northern, Northwest and Western Police Districts of Baltimore City are prosecuted at this location. The BCSAO and District Court Bench have placed the District Court Drug Treatment docket and the Failure to Send Child to School docket at this site. The Wabash Courthouse is the location of the Civilian Review Unit of the BCSAO. The Civilian Review Unit (CRU) was created in May 2011 to review cases filed by members of the public with the Court Commissioners. Additionally, all District Court expungement hearings are held at this building. Bail reviews for all adult male prisoners are heard at the Wabash Building. The Preliminary Hearing Docket for Wabash cases are held on Wednesday’s at 1:30 PM.
The Eastside Courthouse : 1400 E. North Avenue | 410-878-8500 | TTY Number 1-800-735-2258 | Toll-Free Number (In-state only) 1-800-939-4523
Misdemeanor criminal and incarcerable traffic cases from the Northeast, Eastern and Southeast Districts are prosecuted at this location. The Building Chief is Patricia Deros. The Eastside Building is also home to Veteran’s Court. The Eastside Courthouse houses the Domestic Violence Unit of the BCSAO, led by Team Captain Kathleen Copsey, and is a component of the Special Victims Unit. The Preliminary Hearing Docket for Eastside cases are held on Tuesday’s at 8:30 AM.
The Hargrove Courthouse: 700 E. Patapsco Avenue | 410-878-8300 | TTY Number 1-800-735-2258 | Toll-Free Number (In-state only) 1-800-939-4525
Misdemeanor criminal and incarcerable traffic cases from the Central, Southern and Southwest Police Districts, as well as all Maryland State Police cases, are prosecuted at this location. The Building Chief is ASA Christine Tacka. The BCSAO and bench have placed the District Mental Health Court, led by Chief Irene Dey, at this building. Bail review hearings for all female defendants and juvenile defendants are held at the Hargrove Courthouse. The Preliminary Hearing Docket for Hargrove cases are held on Thursday’s at 8:30 AM.