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CURTIS LEONARD HAMM v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement

In 2012, appellant, Curtis Leonard Hamm, pleaded guilty, pursuant to a binding plea agreement, to separate charges of robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon. The Circuit Court for Baltimore County thereafter sentenced him to consecutive terms of ten years’ imprisonment, with all but one year suspended, to be followed by three years’ probation. Hamm subsequently violated his probation and, in 2014, received nearly eighteen years of his “backup” time. Then, in 2019, he filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, claiming that the original sentences, imposed in 2012, as well as the VOP sentences, imposed in 2014, violated the terms of a binding plea agreement. After that motion was denied, he noted this appeal.

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