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JAMES COLLINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Firearm possession

A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted James Collins, appellant, of three counts of possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony and one count of possession of ammunition. On appeal, he maintains that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions “because the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was in constructive possession of the loaded guns,” an argument he concedes was not made at trial when he moved for judgment of acquittal.

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