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Category Archives: – Criminal Law
The following was taken from a motion in limine. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. Evidence of an accused’s intent to obtain counsel is inadmissible. In Casey v. State, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that the issue … Continue reading
The following was taken from a motion in Limine. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. Permissible lay opinion testimony generally falls into one of two categories. (Moreland v. State, 207 Md. App. 563, 571 (2012) citing Washington v. State, … Continue reading
The following was from a motion to suppress based on a traffic stop for a tail lamp. Drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. “The Supreme Court has made clear that a traffic stop involving a motorist is a detention which implicates … Continue reading
Brief Brief: LaFaivre v. State, 338 Md. 151 (1994). ISSUE: Resurrection of charges nolle prosequi and STET on trial de novo. QUOTE 1: “This case involves some basics of criminal procedure. The petitioner was prosecuted in the District Court of … Continue reading
Below is an excerpt for a motion to dismiss a petition to violate probation on the basis for failing to articulate the nature of the violation. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2019. Maryland Rule 4-347 (a) states, … Continue reading
Maryland Criminal Procedure Section 5-213.1 criminalizes certain violations of pre-trial release conditions. Below are two sample defense arguments for these types of cases. One is a multiplicity argument, in the event the State seeks multiple counts for violation of the … Continue reading