About SAO

The Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office is a Division of the Executive Branch that serves the County as its chief law enforcement agency, in prosecuting all criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to murder.

The State’s Attorney, Haven N. Shoemaker Jr., heads a team of prosecutors, victim advocates, case managers, investigators and administrative staff seeking justice in all criminal cases that occur in this County.

The State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to working with and building partnerships with law enforcement and community stakeholders implement strategies to assist in detecting, arresting and prosecuting criminals in this County. By working with these groups we develop ways to establish preventative and educational programs to deter criminal activity. This Office is dedicated to justice and fairness while providing courteous attention to the needs of the citizens we serve.