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Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Enhanced sentence

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Antonio Gorham, appellant, of robbery and first-degree assault. At a sentencing hearing held on August 26, 2014, the court sentenced him to 25 years’ imprisonment, without the possibility of parole, for each offense, with the sentences to run concurrently. Gorham was subject to an enhanced punishment for these offenses pursuant to § 14-101 of the Criminal Law Article of the Maryland Code because of previous convictions for crimes of violence and the court imposed the enhancement on both sentences. On direct appeal, Gorham argued, among other things, that the court erred in enhancing both sentences.

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