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Criminal procedure — Right to self representation — Denial

Appellant, Glenn A. Carmean, was tried and convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County (Jackson, J.) of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while impaired, but he was acquitted of driving under the influence. The Circuit Court sentenced appellant to five years of incarceration, with all but eighteen months suspended, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, six months incarceration, to be served consecutively, for driving while impaired, and three years of supervised probation.

Appellant filed the instant appeal in which he raises the following question for our review, which we quote:

Did the Circuit Court err in denying appellant’s request to represent himself and to postpone his trial?

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