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35 Years Jail Time for Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor?

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2015 | Construction Law |

In the case of State v. Manion, an unlicensed home improvement contractor was given a sentence by the trial court of 65 years with 30 years suspended for taking deposits from homeowners, not performing work and lying about his credentials (among other things). The decision was overturned by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals which indicated that there was not enough evidence of intent. The Court Special Appeals decision was later reversed by the Maryland Court of Appeals which indicated that the Court of Special Appeals had improperly weighed the evidence presented. Apparently, there are some other arguments that the contractor presented that were not considered by the Court of Special Appeals in its reversal. Will the sentence stick? 

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