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Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Hicks violation

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City found Reginald Manning, appellant, guilty of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, unlawfully wearing and carrying a handgun, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm within the city limits. Thereafter, the court sentenced Manning to a total of forty-five years’ imprisonment.

Although Manning did not immediately file a direct appeal with this Court, he later was granted post-conviction relief in the form of the right to seek a belated direct appeal. This appeal follows. Manning presents us with the following two questions: I. Did the trial court err by denying Manning’s motion to dismiss based on a Hicks violation? II. Were Manning’s speedy trial rights violated?

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