JURISDICTIONS

Jurisdictions

Hecht and Associates represents clients throughout the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia on the local, state and federal levels. The courthouses displayed below are the primary jurisdictions where Hecht & Associates litigates its case load. Please contact us directly should you have legal needs outside the jurisdictions below so that we can discuss the appropriate strategy.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is the appellate court for all federal cases originating in the United States District Courts located in Baltimore and Greenbelt, Maryland.  When appealing a civil or criminal case to the Fourth Circuit, a party is required to file a detailed brief identifying and arguing the issues on appeal. Parties are typically entitled to an oral argument before a 3-judge panel upon request. Hecht & Associates has handled numerous appeals to the Fourth Circuit. The federal appeals court is located in downtown Richmond at 1100 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is the appellate court for all federal cases originating in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  When appealing a civil or criminal case to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a party is required to file a detailed brief identifying and arguing the issues on appeal. Parties are typically entitled to an oral argument before a 3-judge panel upon request. The federal court of appeals is located one block from the U.S. Capitol at 333 Constitution, Avenue, NW., Washington D.C. 20001

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia is the trial court for a majority of federal cases filed in the District of Columbia. Civil and criminal cases pending in the federal district court may be heard by a judge or jury depending on the circumstances. Magistrate judges are also assigned to handle certain hearings and proceedings. Hecht & Associates has handled numerous high-profile criminal and civil cases in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The  E. Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse is located one block from the U.S. Capitol at 333 Constitution, Ave, NW., Washington D.C. 20001

http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/

Superior Court of the District of Columbia

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia is the trial court for all cases filed in the District of Columbia (non-federal). Specifically, the Superior Court has general jurisdiction over virtually all local trial matters including civil, criminal family, probate, tax, land-lord tenant, small claims, and traffic. The Superior Court has two (2) satellite buildings which typically host land-lord-tenant and small claims actions. The Superior Court is accessible by Metro via the Judiciary Square stop, which is located on the red line. Hecht & Associates represents criminal and civil clients in Superior Court on a regular basis. The Moultrie Courthouse building is located at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20001

http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/index.jsp

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals is the equivalent of a state supreme court. As the highest court for the District f Columba, the Court of Appeals is authorized to review all final orders, judgments and specified interlocutory orders of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Court of Appeals also has jurisdiction to review decisions of administrative agencies, boards, and commissions of the District of Columbia government. Hecht & Associates has handled numerous criminal and civil appeals before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals is located on the sixth floor of the Moultrie Building located at 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

http://www.dcappeals.gov/dccourts/appeals/index.jsp

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

The United States District Courts for the District of Maryland are the trial courts for all federal cases initiated in the State of Maryland. There are two (2) federal district courthouses in Maryland. The Garmatz federal courthouse is located in downtown Baltimore at 101 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore Maryland 21201. The other federal district courthouse is located in Greenbelt, Maryland at 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. The two (2) federal district courthouses are split into a northern and southern division. Cases heard in Greenbelt (southern division) originate from Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Cases heard in Baltimore (northern division) originate from all other counties. Civil and criminal cases pending in the federal district court may be heard by a judge or jury depending on the circumstances. Magistrate judges are also assigned to handle certain hearings and proceedings. Hecht & Associates has handled numerous high-profile criminal and civil cases in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/

Circuit Court for Prince George’s County

The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County is part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County on a regular basis.The Circuit Court is located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland at 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

http://www.courts.state.md.us

Circuit Court for Montgomery County

The Circuit Court for Montgomery County is part of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County on a regular basis.The Circuit Court is located in Rockville, Maryland at 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mc/judicial/

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County

The Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County is part of the Fifth Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on a regular basis. The Circuit Court is located in downtown Annapolis at 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

http://www.circuitcourt.org/

Circuit Court for Howard County

The Circuit Court for Howard County is part of the Fifth Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on a regular basis. The Circuit Court is located in historic Ellicott City 8360 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/howard/

Circuit Court for Charles County

The Circuit Court for Charles County is part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on a regular basis. The Circuit Court is located in La Plata, Maryland at 200 Charles Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/charles/

Circuit Court for Baltimore County

The Circuit Court for Baltimore County is part of the Third Judicial Circuit and is the trial court of general jurisdiction that has full common law equity powers in all criminal and civil cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution. It is the only court in the County having the authority to conduct jury trial s. Its jurisdiction is very broad and it handles major civil cases and more serious criminal cases. It also may decide appeals from the district court and certain administrative agencies. The Circuit Court is located in Towson, Maryland 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. Hecht & Associates handles criminal, family, and civil cases in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on a regular basis.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/baltcty.html

The District Courts of Maryland

The jurisdiction of the District Courts of Maryland includes all landlord-tenant cases, replevin actions, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies. In civil cases the District Court has exclusive jurisdiction in claims for amounts up to $5,000, and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in claims for amounts above $5,000 but less than $30,000. The jurisdiction of the court in criminal cases is concurrent with the Circuit Court for offenses in which the penalty may be confinement for three years or more or a fine of $2,500 or more; or offenses which are felonies. The District Court, with headquarters located in Annapolis, is a statewide court with 34 locations in 12 districts.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/

Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals

The Maryland Appellate Courts, consisting of the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, are located near downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The Court of Appeals is the highest court in the State (commonly called the Supreme Court in other states and at the federal level). It hears cases almost exclusively by way of certiorari, a process which gives the court discretion to decide which cases to hear. However, the Court of Appeals is mandated by law to hear cases involving the death penalty, legislative redistricting, removal of certain officers, and certifications of questions of law. The Court of Special Appeals is the State’s intermediate appellate court where litigants commonly argue reversal of criminal and civil judgments from the Circuit Court. The Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal building is located at 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Prince George’s County

14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Prince George’s County

4990 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Montgomery County

27 Courthouse Square
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Montgomery County
8552 Second Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Anne Arundel County

251 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Anne Arundel County
7500 Governor Ritchie Hwy.
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Howard County
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Charles County 

200 Charles Street
La Plata, Maryland 20646

Baltimore County 

120 East Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21286