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DAVI RALPH v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — DNA

On October 3, 2017, after a five-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, appellant Davi Ralph was convicted of first-degree assault; use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence; wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun; and possession of a firearm after a disqualifying conviction. On December 14, 2017, the trial court sentenced appellant to twenty-five years’ imprisonment for first-degree assault, a consecutive term of twenty years’ imprisonment for use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, and a consecutive fifteen-year term for possession of a firearm after a disqualifying conviction, for a total term of sixty years’ imprisonment, the first ten years to be served without parole. Appellant timely appealed …

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