DeWolfe seeks suspension of misdemeanor proceedings

Public defender cites risk of COVID-19 spread

Chief Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe called on the state’s top jurist Monday to suspend misdemeanor trial proceedings in district court for all non-incarcerated defendants, except those alleging domestic violence, due to the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 in the tight confines of a courtroom. “District court dockets are superspreader events,” DeWolfe wrote in a ...

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