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HILARIO SANCHEZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Ineffective assistance of counsel — Impeachment of witness

Appellant, Hilario Sanchez, was convicted by a jury in two consolidated cases of three counts of first-degree rape and lesser included offenses. Following the jury’s guilty verdicts, appellant retained new counsel to represent him at the hearing on his motion for a new trial and sentencing. The trial court denied his motion for a new trial and imposed sentence.

He presents the following single issue for our review: “Whether the lower court erred in failing to hear evidence on Mr. Sanchez’s Motion for New Trial and in misstating the applicable law governing claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.”

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