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CHARLES KENNETH WALKER V. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Arraignment — Self-representation

The appellant, Charles Kenneth Walker, was convicted by Judge Brett R. Wilson in the Circuit Court for Washington County of 1) the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, 2) the simple possession of cocaine, and 3) the possession of drug paraphernalia.

On this appeal, he raises the two contentions: 1. That in a pre-trial arraignment before Judge Mark K. Royer, Judge Royer erroneously “fail[ed] to comply with the procedure set forth in Snead v. State regarding self-representation,” and 2. That Judge Wilson erroneously failed to announce formal verdicts with respect to the second and third counts, charging simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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