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Category Archives: —- Paul Notarianni
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
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
This is a sample motion for an interlocutory appeal in a criminal case arising from a denied motion to enforce a plea agreement. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. NOTICE OF APPEAL COMES NOW: The above captioned … Continue reading
Description: Below is the argument section for a motion to enforce a plea agreement. It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni. For this scenario, the relevant facts are as follows. A defendant was charged with a crime. At the initial … Continue reading
TA 21-301 (a) [Drafted by Paul Notarianni, 2017] Failure to Drive Right of Center The Defendant is charged with the crime of failure to drive right of center. In order to find the Defendant guilty, the state must prove: The … Continue reading
Brief Brief. State v. Sullivan, 407 Md. 493 (2009) Holding: “The Court of Appeals, Greene, J., held that defendant did not have a “privilege to drive” in Maryland that could be “revoked,” and thus defendant could not be convicted of … Continue reading
Brief Brief General v. State, 367 Md. 475 (2002). Issue: Mistake of Fact is a recognized defense and, when generated, must be presented to the jury. Background: Defendant was convicted of failure to remain at the scene of an accident … Continue reading
No Declared Stingrays in Allegany County Across the United States, law enforcement agencies have being using devices, commonly called “Stingrays,” to conduct surveillance on civilian populations. These devices are purported to mimic cell phone towers to track phones and, potentially, … Continue reading