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THOMAS ROYAL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Writ of error coram nobis — Involuntary plea

Thomas Royal (“Royal”), on November 2, 2012, filed a petition f or a writ of error coram nobis in the Circuit Court f or Baltimore City. Royal asked the circuit court to set aside his 2007 conviction for second-degree assault on the grounds that his guilty plea had not been entered voluntarily. According to Royal, the guilty plea was involuntary because prior to acceptance of the plea, the plea judge failed to make sure that he knew the elements of the charge to which he was pleading guilty.

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