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Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — Lay opinion

William Taylor, appellant, was convicted by a jury, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, of burglary in the fourth degree and assault in the second degree.

Upon being sentenced to concurrent terms of three years’ imprisonment on the burglary conviction and ten years’ imprisonment on the assault conviction, Taylor noted this timely appeal, raising three issues for our review: I. Whether the circuit court erred in denying defense counsel’s motion to redact medical records to exclude inadmissible hearsay; II. Whether the circuit court erred in admitting hearsay testimony; and III. Whether the circuit court abused its discretion in admitting lay opinion testimony.

Read the opinion here: