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CORNELIUS H. HARCUM v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement

Because of certain previous convictions, the Circuit Court for Howard County gave Cornelius Harcum consecutive mandatory sentences after he pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and first-degree assault. Later, under Maryland Rule 4-345(a) Harcum moved the circuit court to correct what he perceived was an illegal sentence. The circuit court denied that request and Harcum timely appealed.

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