SPENCER ROLAND HILL, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Extended probation Appellant, Spencer Roland Hill Jr., appeals from a grant, by the Circuit Court for Charles County (Bragunier, J.), of his Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence. On May 3, 2016, the court ordered that appellant’s extended five years’ probation be corrected to five years’ probation, less nine months …

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ERIC G. DAY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Search of motel room The Supreme Court has observed that, absent exigent circumstances, “[a]s a practical matter, officers who have probable cause and who are in the process of obtaining a warrant have no reason to enter the premises before the warrant issues.” Segura v. United States, …

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ANTHONY BANKS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Search of phone Appellant, Anthony Banks, was charged, on or about September 16, 2015, with several criminal offenses related to drugs, i.e., possession of over 1,200 gel caps of heroin, drug paraphernalia and a handgun discovered in a hotel room. Pursuant to a hearing on appellant’s Motion …

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JERAMEY KISHON BRADSHAW, SR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Flight On March 27, 2015, a Calvert County jury convicted appellant Jeramey Kishon Bradshaw, Sr., of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, reckless endangerment, theft, and false imprisonment. …

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WILLIAM BOLTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to vacate convictions — Need for a hearing On December 29, 2010, following a bench trial, William Bolton was convicted of first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and intoxicated endangerment in the Circuit Court for Washington County. That same day, he was sentenced to a twenty-two year term of …

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MARYLAND OFFICE OF PEOPLE’S COUNSEL, ET AL. v. MARYLAND PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ET AL.

Administrative law — Grant of application for cash-for-stock buy — Arbitrary or capricious In this administrative appeal, we are asked to decide whether the Maryland Public Service Commission (“the Commission”) clearly erred, acted arbitrarily or capriciously, or erred as a matter of law by granting, with conditions, an application by the Exelon Corporation (“Exelon”), Pepco …

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Lax seat belt law hurts Md. highway safety rating, advocates say

WASHINGTON – Highway safety in Maryland could be improved with tougher seat belt laws, an advocacy group said Tuesday. The state needs to pass legislation requiring back seat passengers to wear seat belts, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. Under current law, not wearing a seat belt while riding or driving a vehicle …

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