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Category Archives: —- Paul Notarianni
This is an excerpt from a petition for writ of certiorari. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2016. ISSUE PRESENTED Did the Trial Court commit reversible error when it made a finding that necessity was a valid defense, … Continue reading
The following is an excerpt from an Application for Leave to Appeal. The issue raised was whether a guilty plea was made knowingly and voluntarily. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2013. Applicant raises a single allegation of … 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 to … 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