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This is an excerpt from a petition for writ of certiorari. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2016. ISSUE PRESENTED Did the Trial Court commit reversible error when it made a finding that necessity was a valid defense, … Continue reading
The following is an excerpt from an Application for Leave to Appeal. The issue raised was whether a guilty plea was made knowingly and voluntarily. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2013. Applicant raises a single allegation of … Continue reading
Brief Brief. State v. Wallace, 372 Md. 137 (2002). QUOTE: “A canine alert on the exterior of a vehicle does not support the proposition that the drugs potentially in the car are concealed on a particular occupant of that vehicle. … Continue reading
Brief Brief: State v. Grant, 449 Md. 1 (2016). HOLDING: The Maryland Court of Appeals had held that a police officer, who inserts his head into a passenger side window of a defendant’s vehicle during a traffic stop, conducted a … Continue reading
Brief Brief. Miller v. State, 276 Md. 249, 1974. Issue: After a plea bargain has been made, a Prosecutor subverted the spirit of the agreement by making damaging statements at the time of sentencing. Quote One: “Prosecutor’s promise to make … Continue reading
Petition Pursuant to Criminal Law Section 10-615: Return of Animals Below is a redacted section from a motion to return animals when they are seized pursuant to a criminal charge. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2015. NOW … Continue reading