Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alford Plea Without Merit

A criminal conviction for robbery and other offenses was affirmed by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

The court concluded that the trial court had properly found no meritorious reason to grant the defendant's plea to discharge his appointed counsel on the morning of the trial. The trial court conducted an inquiry into the defendant's concerns that is fully recounted in the appellate court's opinion.

The defendant's name is Melvin Alford. (Mike Frisch)

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