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The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Mar 15, 2023

Md. high court to weigh if lawyer’s silence waives speedy-trial right

Maryland's Supreme Court will consider if a criminal defense attorney’s silence constitutes consent when a judge schedules the trial past the 180-day deadline.

Oct 28, 2022

Waiver of 180-day trial deadline requires clear statement, Md. appeals court says

The requirement that Maryland defendants be brought to trial within 180 days can be waived only by a clear statement from the defense, appeals court says.

Jun 21, 2017

Md. court overturns rape conviction, cites decades-old speedy-trial violation

Maryland’s second-highest court Tuesday overturned a man’s recent conviction on charges of having raped two teenagers 35 years ago, citing more recently discovered evidence that prosecutors in 1983 acknowledged their failure to bring him to trial within 180 days of his initial counsel-represented court appearance in 1982. Based on that evidence, the Court of Special […]

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