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RULE 4-707. DENIAL OF PETITION; APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 4. Criminal Causes
Chapter 700. Post Conviction DNA Testing
MD Rules, Rule 4-707
RULE 4-707. DENIAL OF PETITION; APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
(a) Denial of Petition. Upon consideration of the State's answer, the court may deny the petition if it finds as a matter of law that (1) the petitioner has no standing or (2) the facts alleged in the petition do not entitle the petitioner to relief.
(b) Appointment of Counsel. If the court finds that a petitioner who has requested the appointment of counsel is indigent, the court may appoint counsel within 30 days after the State has filed its answer unless (1) the court denies the petition as a matter of law or (2) counsel has already filed an appearance to represent the petitioner.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted Sept. 10, 2009, eff. Oct. 1, 2009. Amended Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.]
MD Rules, Rule 4-707, MD R CR Rule 4-707
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2020.
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