MS-13 member sentenced

A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced a Silver Spring MS-13 gang member to two consecutive sentences of life in prison on federal racketeering charges Monday.
Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Silver …

Checking in with the credibility expert

A basic principal applicable to all jury trials, including in criminal cases, is that the jury is to determine what testimony to believe and to decide the facts. How this principal applies in a jury t…

GPS testimony according to the experts

It is commonplace in the courtroom these days for expert witnesses to testify, including medical doctors, DNA scientists, and other witnesses who can explain to a jury or judge scientific or technical…

And now post conviction DNA testing

Maryland has adopted a statute that provides that a person convicted of certain crimes may petition the trial Court to order DNA testing of evidence of the crime used against the defendant. What crime…