Maryland Criminal Lawyers

James v. State

Facts:

Defendants challenged their criminal convictions for rape, robbery, and kidnapping in the Circuit Court in Harford (Maryland).

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Maryland Criminal Lawyers
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Holdings:

The Maryland Court made the following holding:
  • Proffered evidence of past sexual conduct must contain a direct link to the facts at issue in a particular case before it can be admitted.
  • Trial judges retain wide latitude to limit reasonably a criminal defendant’s right to cross-examine a witness based on concerns about, among other things, harassment, prejudice, confusion of the issues, the witness’ safety, or interrogation that is repetitive or only marginally relevant.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.