Message from the Judge In-Charge
Honorable Charles Peters, Judge In-Charge
Courthouse East, Chambers 408
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: (410) 396-5080/81
Fax: (410) 545-7323
The Criminal Division consists of fifteen judges.
There are three Reception Courts – two for felony cases and one for misdemeanor cases – that operate daily. There is one Felony Reception Court in each court building and each Felony Reception Court conducts three separate sessions each day: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. Felony Reception Courts also operate as the Administrative Court for postponement of felony cases. The Misdemeanor Reception Court presides over all cases transferred from the District Court through an appeal or a jury trial prayer. All cases in Misdemeanor Reception Court are scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
Twelve judges are assigned trials from the three Reception Courts.
The Court also operates two Drug Treatment Court dockets and one Mental Health Court docket. The Court is able to utilize the services of retired judges to preside over Drug Treatment Court and Mental Health Court.
If you are unclear about the location of your trial, please call (410) 333-3811 or contact the Criminal Assignment Office located in Room 142 of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse.