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Tag Archives: criminal law

Judge halves 100-year sentence for 1995 murder by juvenile (access required)

A retired judge on Wednesday cut in half the 100-year sentence he gave a defendant 23 years ago, partially granting a defense motion asking him to reconsider. The defendant, Gerald Jamar Cook, 40, was convicted of second-degree murder and related offenses ...

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Md. moves toward expanding laser pointer ban to targeting cars, boats (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — An extension of Maryland’s prohibition on misuse of laser pointers to cars and boats received a quick hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday after passing the House of Delegates unanimously last month. House Bill 125 expands a state ...

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Here’s where bills affecting criminal and family law stand in the General Assembly (access required)

With three weeks left in the General Assembly session, a number of bills affecting the courts are still moving through the legislature with varying degrees of support from attorneys.

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ROBERT LEROY SEDGWICK v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

1. Does appellant’s commitment order correctly reflect the sentence imposed by the trial court? 2. Was the evidence sufficient to support appellant’s conviction for second degree assault? 3. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in declining to ask appellant’s requested voir dire questions?

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TREVIN JENKINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

The State did not introduce evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Jenkins used a handgun in the shooting; his conviction for use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence is reversed.

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