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Brandon Cash Morris v. State of Maryland

Appellant, Brandon Morris, was tried before the Circuit Court for Cecil County, sitting without a jury, and was convicted of possession of marijuana. The circuit court sentenced Mr. Morris to sixty days of imprisonment, all but four days suspended, and one year of supervised probation. Mr. Morris noted this timely appeal, presenting two questions for our review, which we quote, but reorder:

1. Must Mr. Morris’s conviction be reversed in light of the fact that the trial court failed to make an on the record finding, as required by Maryland Rule 4-246, that Mr. Morris’s waiver of his right to a jury trial was made knowingly and voluntarily?

2. Did the trial court err when it denied Mr. Morris’s motion to suppress?

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