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RICARDO O’NEIL BROOKS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Cell phone

Appellant Ricardo O’Neil Brooks moved to suppress evidence obtained from his cell phone pursuant to a warrant. At the suppression hearing, Mr. Brooks argued that the judge who issued the warrant lacked a substantial basis to conclude that there was a fair probability that evidence of 12 armed robberies of which he was suspected would be found on his phone.

The Circuit Court for Howard County, agreeing with the State, held that the affidavit accompanying the warrant application provided a substantial basis for the warrant and so denied the motion to suppress.

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