Md. high court draws parole eligibility line at resentencing

Waiting time cannot increase after successful appeal

A criminal defendant’s resentencing after a successful appeal can lawfully result in the same period of incarceration, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. However, the same post-appeal prison sentence cannot be coupled with an increase in the time the defendant must wait before becoming eligible for parole, the Court of Appeals added. In its 7-0 decision, the ...

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