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ANTHONY HARRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Illegal conviction

In 2016, Anthony Harris, appellant, appeared in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and entered a conditional plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.1 The court sentenced him to a total term of 15 years’ imprisonment, without the possibility of parole. Mr. Harris filed a notice of appeal, which he later voluntarily dismissed. In 2019, Mr. Harris, representing himself, filed a pleading he captioned “motion for new trial and request for hearing” pursuant to “Maryland Rule 4-331(c) and 4-345(b).” The court summarily denied the motion, without a hearing. Mr. Harris appeals that ruling.

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