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KIRBY REAVES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress — Reasonable articulable suspicion Appellants, Kirby Reaves, Jason McCray, and Kennard Gardner, entered into conditional guilty pleas in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to various handgun offenses, after their motion to suppress was ...

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JAMES A. CALHOUN-EL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Waiver of prepayment of costs — Frivolous claims James A. Calhoun-El, appellant, is an inmate at Jessup Correctional Institution, having been convicted in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County on November 3, 1981, of two murders. See ...

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JONATHAN PHIFER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Cell phone photograph A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Jonathan Phifer, appellant, of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, ...

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TREVANTE MAHONEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Compound question A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted appellant, Trevante Mahoney, of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, several handgun violations, and other lesser charges. The trial court sentenced ...

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JAMES BRANDON TANKARD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Refusal to consent to search Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Worcester County, James Brandon Tankard, appellant, was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of ...

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DONTE OAKLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Life sentence After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Donte Oakley was convicted of second-degree rape, second-, third-, and fourth-degree sex offenses, and second-degree assault. The court sentenced him to ...

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DARRYL A. GUPTA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Intent to frighten Darryl Gupta was convicted in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County of one count, and acquitted of another count, of second-degree assault of his ex-girlfriend, Kathy Clark Jackson. His conviction stemmed ...

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MELISSA RAE PRITT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Subsequent offender A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Harford County found Melissa Rae Pritt, appellant, guilty of driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. The court sentenced her to two years’ ...

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JONATHAN D. STILP v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Use of firearm in violent crime A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County found Jonathan D. Stilp, appellant, guilty of false imprisonment, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and use of ...

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