Attorney Responds In Bail Court Case For Poor An attorney representing poor defendants is urging Maryland's highest court to move ahead with an order requiring lawyers to be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.
Changes To Md. Public Defender Law PassedThe Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates on Thursday passed measures to repeal a Maryland law requiring poor defendants to have a public defender present when they appear before district court commissioners, who decide bail and whether a defendant is detained after arrest.
Prostitution Ring Defendant Denied BailA woman who was among 10 people arrested in Baltimore on charges of running a prostitution ring in the West Texas border city of El Paso has been denied bail after pleading not guilty.
Former Md. Guard Testifies About Prison Bus DeathA retired Maryland correctional officer testified Thursday at a wrongful death trial that nothing seemed amiss on a prison bus where an inmate was killed in 2005 during a nighttime trip from Hagerstown to Baltimore.