The Office of Law provides staff support to the Ethics Commission (County Code, Art. 3, sec. 3-3-1003).
Appointed by the County Executive with County Council consent, the Ethics Commission consists of five members who serve three-year terms, beginning on June 5. The County Executive with County Council consent designates the chair for a one-year term (County Code, Art. 3, secs. 3-3-1001 through 3-3-1005).
The State's Attorney prosecutes and defends, on the part of the State, all criminal cases in Baltimore County in which the State may be interested (Code Criminal Procedure Article, secs. 15-101 through 15-109, 15-404).
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