Appellate Decisions

Roberts & Wood handles appeals and post conviction matters in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.  Below are published opinions in some of the cases we have handled.

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Robles v. Prince George’s County, Maryland, 302 F.3d 262 (2002).

Police misconduct case alleging a violation of the Fourth Amendment when plaintiff was tied to a pole and abandoned by police. The Court held that the police were entitled to immunity for their actions under federal law, however, the plaintiff was entitled to recover under state law.

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Blankenship v. State of Maryland, 135 Md.App. 615 (2000).

Criminal case alleging robbery. Court held that the defendant was not sentenced illegally.

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Hricko v. State of Maryland, 134 Md.App. 218 (2000).

Criminal case alleging first degree murder. Court held that evidence was sufficient to sustain convictions.

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Vathekan v. Prince George’s County, 154 F.3d 173 (1998).

Police misconduct case alleging police officer used excessive force when he allowed canine to bite the plaintiff. Court held that the police officer intentionally seized the plaintiff and was not entitled to immunity.

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Criminal Investigation No. 51,843, 119 Md.App. 112 (1998).

Civil case in which plaintiff sought disclosure of grand jury material. Court held that plaintiff’s had sufficiently demonstrated need for material.

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Hardy v. State of Maryland, 121 Md.App. 345 (1997).

Criminal case alleging narcotics violations. Court held that arrest and search of the defendant was unlawful.

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Tilghman v. State of Maryland, 117 Md.App. 542 (1997).

Criminal case alleging robbery. Court held that the defendant was not deprived of his right to testify.

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State v. Montgomery, 334 Md. 20 (1993).

Criminal case alleging narcotics violations. Court held that State was entitled to continuance to comply with notice requirements prior to sentencing.

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