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Category Archives: – Criminal Law
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
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: Turkes v. State, 199 Md. App. 96 (2011) Issue: When does a perceived violation of window tint regulation give rise to reasonable articulate suspension to support a traffic stop? Quotes: “When an officer observes a vehicle that is … Continue reading
Plea Agreement: Binding v. Non-Binding Defense counsel is in District Court with client charged with theft under $100.00. Defense counsel asks the assigned State’s Attorney for a plea offer. The State’s Attorney responds “If your client pleads guilty to theft … Continue reading
Article by Paul J. Notarianni This article is a collection of forms a practitioner could use if they feel their notice of appeal was wrongly stricken. The Court Refuses to Honor my Appeal What do I do now
Brief Brief Arizona v. Johnson 555 U.S. 323 (2009). Issue: Passenger standing to challenge traffic stop and Terry search. Quotes: “This case concerns the authority of police officers to “stop and frisk” a passenger in a motor vehicle temporarily seized … Continue reading
Brief Brief: Montgomery v State 405 Md 67 (2007) Issue: Illegal Deferred Sentence Facts: The defendant was convicted “of violating the conditions of a previously imposed period of probation. The court sentenced Montgomery to ten years imprisonment for the violation, … Continue reading