The Appellant was convicted in the Circuit Court of various charges stemming from a carjacking in Temple Hills, Maryland.
The Petitioner was accused of attacking a man while in an elevator in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Court of Appeals permitted the use of laches as a defense, allowing the client to litigate his post-conviction petition.
The Court held that the grant of a mistrial is not warranted when the defendant has not suffered irreversible prejudice and when the prosecution’s statements in closing do not create an inference that the defendant should have taken the stand.
This practice is not without limits.
The appellant was convicted on two counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Jury Trial Waiver In Montgomery County Circuit court and Impeachment through use of Conviction of Resisting Arrest
Appellant was found guilty by a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge and convicted of child sexual abuse and two counts of fourth degree sexual offense.
The disclosure of a recorded statement that contains only the verbatim statements of the witness (facts) is not protected under the work product doctrine.
The court must determine whether purposeful discrimination was at play when jurors were stricken.