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.
Barbera’s COVID order trumped right to trial within 180 days, Md. appeals court rules
An order that suspended trials during the pandemic validly placed on hold the right of defendants to be tried within 180 days, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled.
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.
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 […]
CHADWICK LESTER v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Appellant claims his Harford County convictions are a nullity, and hence his sentences illegal, because he was not brought to trial within 120 days after he had filed, under the Maryland Intrastate Detainer Act (“IDA”), a request for final disposition of the charges.
IGNATIUS HARCUM a/k/a NATHANIEL SHIVERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Convicted of carjacking, appellant claims he was denied his constitutional Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and his right under Maryland law to a trial within 180 days.
SEBASTIAN K. ASENEH v. STATE OF MARYLAND
Under the circumstances of this case, a proper assessment and balancing of the Barker factors lead us to conclude that Aseneh’s constitutional speedy trial right under the Sixth Amendment was violated. The delay was of a constitutional dimension; the reasons for the delay, if not neutral, were more often chargeable to the State; Aseneh regularly asserted his right to a speedy trial; and although[...]