Tag Archives: – Criminal Law

Suppress Identification

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

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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

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Plea Agreement: Binding v. Non-Binding

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

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Enforcement of Plea Agreement:  “But I did what they told me to do…”

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

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District Court Basic Forms and Pleas

This piece contains some of the basics for criminal practice in the District Court of Maryland. The forms and plea litany in this document are bare bones; Entry of Appearance, Discovery, Jury Trial Prayer, Chemist Demand, Bond Review, Appeal, etc. They are … Continue reading

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Defense Access to Police Personnel File

Article by Paul J. Notarianni ABSTRACT:  The following is a sample argument for defense access to a police officer’s personnel file, based on misconduct. In a proper context, a litigator might make a similar argument to access records in a … Continue reading

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