Category Archives: – Evidence

Other Crimes Evidence and Witnesses. Sessoms v. State.

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

Posted in - Evidence, -- B.B.'s. Brief Briefs

Quick Reference of Impeachable Offenses

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

Posted in - Criminal Law, - Evidence, ---- Paul Notarianni | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is 4th Degree Burglary Impeachable?

Short Answer:   Generally,  in and of itself, a prior conviction for a violation of CR 6-205 (a), (b), or (d) is not valid impeachment material. This is not the case for a conviction for CR 6-205 (c). Long Answer:   … Continue reading

Posted in - Criminal Law, - Evidence | Tagged , , , , , ,

Spreadsheets = Hearsay. Davies v State.

Brief Brief: Davies v State 198 Md App 400 (2010) MD Rule 5-1006 Issue:  If a party seeks to present voluminous data in a more convenient form for trial (in this case, a spreadsheet of stolen property); it must make … Continue reading

Posted in - Criminal Law, - Evidence, -- B.B.'s. Brief Briefs | Tagged , ,