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Tag Archives: criminal law

Punditry at its worst

For those living under a rock, Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday in the death of her baby, Caylee. I have never offered an opinion on the case and will not start now. Others were not as reserved. Celebrities, ...

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Law digest: 6/6/11

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Law, Escape: The defendants’ convictions for second-degree escape were legally valid even though the convictions were predicated on their failure to obey a court order was legally invalid. Hill, et al. v. State, No. 93, ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 6/6/11

Criminal Law Escape BOTTOM LINE: The defendants’ convictions for second-degree escape were legally valid even though the convictions were predicated on their failure to obey a court order was legally invalid. CASE: Hill, et al. v. State, No. 93, Sept. ...

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Opinions – Court of Special Appeals: 5/31/11

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Law Counterfeit currency BOTTOM LINE: Defendant’s separate convictions for possessing and issuing counterfeit currency were not multiplicitous, but her convictions based on bills with different serial numbers arising from the same transaction were multiplicitous. CASE: ...

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Opinions – Court of Special Appeals: 5/23/11

Contracts Life insurance BOTTOM LINE: Under the mailbox rule, a lapsed life insurance policy was reinstated where the insured directed his bank to electronically pay the premiums three days prior to his death, even though at the time of the ...

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The abridged narrative of a public defender

The role of an Assistant Public Defender is tough, but can be rewarding. Metaphorically speaking, to be an Assistant Public Defender, especially at first, is like landing on foreign enemy terrority with bullets flying in all directions. Inexperienced, disoriented, and unaware of your surroudnings, large caseloads, little time to prep for cases, and clients who are often incommunicado, can and have claimed many Assistant Public Defenders.

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Opinions – Court of Special Appeals: 4/25/11

Contracts Tolling during arbitration BOTTOM LINE: Unless specified by the parties, a contract containing an arbitration clause does not toll the statute of limitations on a claim for breach, nor does it affect the time at which the cause of ...

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