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Criminal Law

RONALD WILLIS CHEEK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to preclude testimony — Police officer Appellant Ronald Willis Cheek was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Howard County of four counts of misdemeanor human trafficking under Maryland Code Crim. Law § 11-303.(a)(1)(ii). ...

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RONY GALICIA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to sever — Mutually admissible evidence A jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County convicted Rony Galicia and Edgar Garcia-Gaona, the appellants, of the first-degree murders of Shadi Najjar, age 17, and Artem Ziberov, age ...

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EDGAR GARCIA-GAONA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to sever — Mutually admissible evidence A jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County convicted Rony Galicia and Edgar Garcia-Gaona, the appellants, of the first-degree murders of Shadi Najjar, age 17, and Artem Ziberov, age ...

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IN RE: A.S.

Juvenile law — Motion to suppress evidence — Surveillance video Juveniles A.S. and J.M., appellants, were charged with being involved in an incident wherein they committed assaults in the second-degree upon other youths. A.S. and J.M. (along with two other ...

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IN RE: J.M.

Juvenile law — Motion to suppress evidence — Surveillance video Juveniles A.S. and J.M., appellants, were charged with being involved in an incident wherein they committed assaults in the second-degree upon other youths. A.S. and J.M. (along with two other ...

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ANTHONY L. BOWERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Closing argument by state — Burden shifting Anthony Bowers, appellant, was charged in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in connection with a shooting outside a bar on December 11, 2016, which injured five people. The jury ...

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MICHAEL GENTIL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Law enforcement justification defense — Actions of a police officer We consider whether the Circuit Court for Baltimore City correctly decided that the law enforcement justification defense did not apply to the conduct of Michael C. Gentil, ...

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DAMONTE SMITH v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instructions — Missing evidence A jury, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, convicted Damonte Smith, appellant, of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of Alprazolam, and possession of Buprenorphine. The ...

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ANTHONY HARRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Illegal conviction In 2016, Anthony Harris, appellant, appeared in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and entered a conditional plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm ...

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