The State of Maryland, Administrative Office of the Courts, has issued a new policy related to the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in Maryland courthouses. Under limited circumstances and subject to certain restrictions, persons may now possess and use certain portable electronic devices in the Frederick County Courthouse.
Court Room Rules
All electronic devices must be turned off and out of view
No phone calls or text messaging
No audio or video recording
All persons and articles are subject to physical search by court security personnel
Failure to abide by these rules may result in confiscation of equipment and/or contempt charges