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Maryland Criminal Procedure Launch Press Release

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Baltimore, MD  October 22, 2013  For Immediate Release

Three-volume Maryland Criminal Procedure by Professor Byron Warnken released to rave reviews

More than 30 years of work is now available as a comprehensive three-volume treatise.  Available on

After more than thirty years of work, Professor Byron L. Warnken of the University of Baltimore School of Law has published Maryland Criminal Procedure. The three-volume treatise totals nearly 2000 pages and boasts more than 10,000 case, statute, or rule cites. The work is organized into 34 different chapters with such titles as “Arrest & Stop and Frisk,” “Fourth Amendment Remedies,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Victims’ Rights.”

Dean Ronald Weich and The University of Baltimore School hosted a private event at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Baltimore last Wednesday night. The University is also hosting a larger book signing Tuesday October 22nd at 6:30pm. More than 500 people are expected to be in attendance.

Dean Weich called the work Warnken’s “Magnum Opus.” Professor Warnken has been a full-time professor on the University of Baltimore’s Law Faculty for more than 35 years.

Warnken says of his treatise, “I wanted to make everything in the treatise easy to understand and apply. My goal is to save an hour a week for lawyers and judges intimately involved in Maryland criminal law.”

Rave reviews were given by retired judges, law professors, practicing lawyers, and other authors. Larry Gibson, Professor and Author of Young Thurgood says, “Byron Warnken has written the most comprehensive and useful treatise ever published about criminal procedure in Maryland. For many years, Maryland lawyers and judges, legal scholars, and the public will be indebted to Professor Warnken.” Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler said, “As a former prosecutor and current Attorney General, I have spent almost 25 years handling criminal cases or supervising other attorneys. Maryland Criminal Procedure by Byron Warnken is a complete criminal treatise and an excellent resource for both me and my staff.”

Updates to the book, as well as errors and omissions, will be published on the following website: A sample chapter is also available for free download.

The book was published by upstart 27Legal, LLC and, after a brief preorder period, is now being distributed exclusively on The book’s page can be found here: The publisher states that an electronic version is planned for mid 2014.