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MARTIN McCLAIN A/K/A MARTIN McLAIN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

1. Did the court abuse its discretion by qualifying a police officer as an expert in CDS identification, packaging, and sales when the officer had undergone no special training in that field and had never testified before as an expert? 2. Did the court plainly err by instructing the jury on “believable doubt” rather than reasonable doubt?

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Ingham Andre Defreitas v. State of Maryland

Is a defendant entitled, upon request, to an instruction expressly informing the jury that the State has the burden of proving each element of every charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt and did the lower court err in refusing to give the requested instruction?

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