February 27, 2012 – Petition for Coram Nobis granted, on retrial, all charges dropped

Facts: In 2002, a non-citizen defendant was tried in the Maryland District Court and convicted of felony theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was sentenced to 90 days incarceration, suspend all but 5 days. Many years later, he contacted the firm to see if there was anything that could be done.

The firm’s representation: The firm reviewed his criminal case and discovered that our client had requested an appeal from his attorney, but an appeal was never filed. The firm filed a Petitioner for Writ of Error Coram Nobis based on ineffective assistance of counsel.

Outcome: On November 4, 2011, the coram nobis was granted. On February 27, 2012, the State’s Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against our client. Prior to the firm’s involvement, our client had a felony theft conviction, which has been completely erased now.