Judges oppose Gov. Larry Hogan’s call for a bill requiring that a commission compile the sentences each circuit court judge renders against violent criminals.
For many rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, self-incriminating social media posts are influencing their criminal sentences.
A man described by U.S. authorities as the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest was sentenced in Maryland to 27 years.
A judge violated a convict's rights by denying his request to have his mother testify and to prepare a report before sentencing, Maryland’s top court ruled.
A federal judge will not allow state officials to file a new motion for summary judgment in ongoing litigation by “juvenile lifers” over Maryland’s parole system. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2016, alleges the parole system does not offer a meaningful opportunity for release to individuals who were convicted for crimes they […]
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 in 1996 for the shooting death of William Louis Miller the previous year. Cook, who […]
Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer argued that the 81-year-old comedian is too old and frail to serve time behind bars.
Thanks to an absurd rule in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, we learned of a new kind of court filing: public but only available under the court’s terms.
Former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to corruption charges.
A former state senator who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges is being hailed as a community hero by supporters even as he faces the potential of years of incarceration that his defense attorneys say could amount to a life sentence.
The Daily Record has asked a federal judge to unseal sentencing memoranda filed in former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks’ criminal case.
Defense attorneys representing disgraced former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks are challenging prosecutors' request for a 60-month prison sentence.