Appeal from the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, W. Newton Jackson, Judge.
Argued by: Brian M. Saccenti (Paul B. DeWolfe, Public Defender on the brief) all of Baltimore, MD. for Appellant.
Argued by: Jason J. George (Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General on the brief) all of Baltimore, MD. for Appellee.
Panel: Woodward, Wright, Raker, Irma S. (Retired, specially assigned), JJ.
[217 Md.App. 710] Raker, J.
Robert White, appellant, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County of driving on a suspended license. Before this Court he presents the following question for our review, which we have rephrased:
Was the evidence sufficient to convict appellant of driving on a suspended license when the license had expired?
We shall hold that the evidence was sufficient to support the judgment of conviction beyond a reasonable doubt and hence, we shall affirm.
Appellant was charged by criminal information in the District Court of Maryland, sitting in Wicomico County, with failure to display a license to a uniformed officer, driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, and driving on a revoked license. After appellant prayed a jury trial, the case was transferred to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County for trial. Appellant waived his right to a jury trial, and was tried by the court on an agreed statement of facts. The court convicted appellant of driving on a suspended license and [217 Md.App. 711] acquitted him of the remaining charges. The court sentenced him to a term of incarceration of two years, all but one month suspended, followed by one year supervised probation.
At trial, the following agreed statement of facts was read into the record:
" Had the State proceeded to trial, the State would have called Trooper William Ewell of the Maryland State Police who would have testified that on October 23, 2012, at 1:10 p.m. hours in the area of Connelly Mill Road and Jersey Road,
Delmar, Wicomico County, Maryland, he was on road patrol and he observed a car bearing Maryland registration 9AB5631 commit a traffic violation, at which time Trooper Ewell conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver, the driver identified himself as Robert White. Trooper Ewell confirmed this through his Maryland vehicle photo. The Defendant informed Trooper Ewell that he knew that he was suspended and revoked and should not be driving.
Trooper Ewell, during the course of his investigation acquired, and law-enforcement officers acquired the Defendant's certified driving record and a certified copy of the Defendant's original driver's license application. And the Defendant was issued a Maryland ...