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JERRY J. MILTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Exceeds statutory maximum

In 2013, Jerry J. Milton, appellant, appeared before the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. The court sentenced him to a term of twenty-five years’ imprisonment, with all but ten years suspended, to be followed by a five-year period of probation. In 2015, Milton filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, which the circuit court denied.

In this appeal, Milton contends that the circuit court erred in denying that motion because the sentence purportedly exceeds the penalty allowed by law.

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