Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Hearsay testimony
A jury in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted James Lawson, appellant, of one count of illegal possession of a regulated firearm. He was sentenced, thereafter, to a term of five years’ imprisonment without the possibility of parole. In this appeal, appellant presents the following questions for our review:
1. Did the trial court err in allowing three police officers to testify that they responded to a call that a handgun had been found at the motel where Appellant was staying?
2. Did the trial court err in refusing to give a limiting instruction related to the testimony of the three police officers?
3. Did the trial court err in permitting a firearms examiner to testify as a lay witness regarding the handgun allegedly possessed by Appellant?
4. Did the trial court impose an illegal sentence?