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Category Archives: – HG 8-505 & Sentencing
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
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
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
Below is an argument to prevent the State from seeking subsequent offender status for a defendant whose past matter resulted in a probation before judgment. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. Argument The Defendant in this … Continue reading
ABSTRACT: The 2016 Justice Reinvestment Act includes some drastic changes to Health General Sections 8-505 and 8-507. This article is a supplement piece to a prior article on Health General Relief. It highlights the portions of the Justice Reinvestment … Continue reading
Notes and Forms Article by Paul J. Notarianni ABSTRACT: In a criminal matter, a sentencing judge has the power to order a defendant into the custody of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to receive substance abuse treatment, rather … Continue reading