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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Aug. 16, 2018

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Probation: When a circuit court administering a drug court program under Maryland Rule 16-207 considers the imposition of a sanction involving the loss of liberty or termination from the program, it must provide certain minimum ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Aug. 9, 2018

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Post-conviction DNA testing: The trial court did not err in denying a motion for post-conviction DNA testing filed by the defendant, who was serving a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder, because the defendant ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – July 26, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Family Law, Custody: In determining physical custody and a visitation schedule for a minor child after a material change in circumstances occurred as a result of a minor child’s father moving closer to the child, the ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals – July 19, 2018

Court of Appeals Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction over attorney disciplinary matters: Bar Counsel’s decision not to investigate a complaint of attorney misconduct was part of an attorney disciplinary proceeding, falling under the Court’s original and exclusive jurisdiction over attorney disciplinary matters. ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – July 12, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Search and seizure: Police’s immobilization of a vehicle in which the defendant was seated as a passenger, by blocking it with two police cars, constituted a seizure for purposes of Terry v. Ohio because ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – July 5, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Law, Self-defense: Because nothing in the evidence indicated that the defendant had an actual belief that he was in immediate or imminent danger of bodily harm at the time that he grabbed his girlfriend in ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – June 28, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights: In a disciplinary hearing against a Baltimore Police Department (“BPD”) officer, the hearing board did not err in denying the officer’s request for a hearing board composed of ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – June 21, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Conditional use application: Where a retirement home sought conditional use approval from the Montgomery County Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearing for a luxury senior residential community, to be built on property in Potomac, ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – June 14, 2018

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Post-conviction petitions: The Court of Appeals adopted the “prison mailbox rule,” under which a pleading is deemed to have been filed by an unrepresented inmate when the inmate delivers the pleading to prison authorities for ...

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