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WHITNEY DIANE DUPONT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence  — Merger of influencing witness and obstructing justice

Appellant Whitney Dupont appeals from her convictions by a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County for influencing a witness, soliciting to influence a witness, and obstruction of justice. She contends that she was denied effective assistance of counsel because her trial counsel failed to object to certain questions during voir dire. She also argues that the circuit court should have merged her convictions for influencing a witness and soliciting to influence a witness into her conviction for obstruction of justice.

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