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- Lay Opinion; Moreland v. State.
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- Nol Pro & STETs on Appeal. LaFavre v. State
- Violation of Probation: Motion to Dismiss for Violation of MD Rule 4-347 (a)
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- Pickpocket v. Robbery. Cooper v. State.
- Failure to Grant a Jury Instruction
- Voluntariness of Guilty Plea
- K-9 Alert Not Sufficient to Search Occupants. State v. Wallace.
- Officer Cannot Stick Head in Car Window to take a Sniff. State v. Grant.
- Prosecutorial Misconduct in Plea Bargain Sentencing. Miller v. State
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- Frisking Car Passengers. Norman v. State
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- Victim Impact Statement. Ball v. State
- When Traffic Stop = Seizure. Ferris v. State
- Traffic Stop for Window Tint. Turkes v. State
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- “The Court Refuses to Honor my Appeal. What do I do now ?!?!”
- Passenger Standing and Terry. Arizona v. Johnson.
- Illegal Deferred Sentence. Montgomery v. State.
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- Interlocutory Criminal Appeal: Denied Motion to Enforce Plea Agreement
- Enforcement of Plea Agreement: “But I did what they told me to do…”
- Proposed Jury Instructions for Motor Vehicle Offenses
- Never Having a License as Defense to DWS/DWR. State v. Sullivan
- Mistake of Fact Jury Instruction. General v. State
- No Declared Stingrays in Allegany County
- Is 4th Degree Burglary Impeachable?
- Imperfect Self-Defense Jury Instruction
- Elements of Affray and defenses. Dashiell v. State.
- Standard for Preventative Detention. Wheeler v. State.
- STETs are Plea Agreements. State v. Thompson.
- DWS Mens Rea. State v. McCallum.
- Considering Other Pending Cases at Bail. Bigley v. Warden of Maryland Correctional Facility for Women.
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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
The following was taken from a motion to suppress identification. The original was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2015. The Defendant offers the following argument as to suppression of the identification. A Defendant in a criminal matter is protected … Continue reading
Brief Brief. Norman v. State, 452 Md. 373 (2017). Issue: Court of Appeals held that a police officer lacked reasonable articulate suspicion to search a car passenger, despite a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the car. Quotes: Quote 1: … Continue reading
Brief Brief. Sessoms v. State, 357 Md. 274 (2000). Issue: The test for admitting other crimes evidence, under Maryland Rule 5-404, does not apply to other crimes or wrongs committed by anyone other than defendant. Quote: “We hold that the … Continue reading
Quick Reference of Impeachable Offenses Note: This list is not all inclusive. The list incorporates selected items (indicated by “*”) from A Reference Chart of Impeachable and Non-Impeachable Offenses. (The Western Maryland Law Journal, Vol. 1. No. 1. 1998, page 66 … Continue reading
Motion to Dismiss Due to Speedy Trial Below is a redacted argument section from a motion to dismiss due to Speedy Trial. It was drafted in 2014 by Paul J. Notarianni. Argument The charging document in this matter ought … Continue reading
Brief Brief. Ball v. State, 347 Md. 156 (1997) Issue: Victim impact statements and their limits. Quotes: “The impact of a crime on a victim or the victim’s family is both relevant and probative. (citing Evans v. State, 333 Md. … Continue reading
Brief Brief: Ferris v. State 355 Md. 356 (1999) Issue: What constitutes a seizure, under the Fourth Amendment, during a traffic stop. Quotes: “The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, including seizures that involve only a brief detention. … Continue reading