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If you were convicted following a trial in a circuit court in Maryland, you have a direct right of appeal. That means that the next highest court above the trial court, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, must hear your case if you file your appeal within your...read more
Under Maryland Rule 4-345(a) an illegal sentence may be corrected at any time. You file a Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence in the court where your trial or plea took place. It is typically ruled on by the judge who heard your case or the judge who inherits your...read more
UPDATE: A 7th Circuit panel of three judges granted the State's emergency motion to block Brendan Dassey's release. The order indicates that Mr. Dassey will remain incarcerated pending the outcome of the appeal. I can't imagine what Mr. Dassey and his family must...read more
There has been much paper pushed back and forth as of late in the battle to secure Adnan Syed a new trial. In this post I'm going to walk you through what has been filed and what to expect next. Without requiring you to read all the way to the end to learn the...read more
I was recently asked to comment on the reversal of Brendan Dassey's conviction. See my comments in Rolling Stone and...read more
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with journalist Amelia McDonell-Perry about the Adnan Syed case. Here is her coverage in Rolling Stone on the latest developments in the case....read more