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Baltimore City Not Guilty Handgun PossessionI

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2021 | Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Firm News |

I had a trial on a handgun case last week.  The client was refused bail as he had a prior gun violation and the State wanted a mandatory minimum of 1 with a maximum of 10.  The arresting officer failed to turn his Body Camera on and made no observations with his Body Camera while he was watching.  We were left to his verbal description of where he saw my client disappear to while he was 60 yards away.  The area of disappearance did not yield the handgun until a plastic tarp was moved and the gun fell to the ground.  That was it.I was apoplectic arguing why the case should have been dismissed after the State rested.  The judge kept saying to me, “You know that right now that I have to look at the evidence in the light most favorable to the State.”  I keep arguing and he keeps repeating that.  For you non lawyers the judge’s statement meant you win as soon as you shut up and say the defense rests.  I wanted to win now, not 2 minutes later.  I shut up, rested, and not guilty.