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DAMON HALL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute

Following a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Damon Hall, appellant, was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. On appeal, he raises the three questions for our review: 1. Did the circuit court violate [his] right to a jury trial because it failed to conduct any waiver inquiry? 2. Did the circuit court’s failure to conduct a waiver inquiry violate MD Rule 4-246? 3. Was the evidence insufficient to sustain the conspiracy conviction and/or was the sentence for conspiracy illegal?

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