Smith v. State

The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of circuit court denying Petitioner’s second pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis. In the petition, Petitioner alleged that his guilty plea was obtained by coercion and intimidation and that the prosecution violated Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), by withholding material evidence. The Supreme Court held that the trial court did not err in finding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that a writ of error coram nobis should be issued because his guilty plea was appropriately entered and because Petitioner failed to meet his burden that there was a reasonably probability that the judgment of conviction would not have been rendered, or would have been prevented, had the information at issue been disclosed at trial. View "Smith v. State" on Justia Law

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