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SCOTT PATRICK ADAMS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Mistrial — Double jeopardy

Scott Patrick Adams, appellant, charged with theft, elected to be tried by a jury in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County. During the testimony of the State’s first witness, the trial court declared a mistrial. Prior to the second trial, appellant filed a motion to dismiss on double jeopardy grounds, which the court denied. Appellant noted this interlocutory appeal, and presents a single question for our review, which we rephrase : 1 Did the trial court err by denying appellant’s motion to dismiss the charge on double jeopardy grounds?

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