OUR WINS & PREVIOUS CASES
Every case is different. The Law Offices of Erica J. Suter is not suggesting that the same results can be achieved in future cases.
Some examples of Ms. Suter’s previous cases include:
Court of Appeals: Attorney General Consents to Relief
Court of Special Appeals: Attempted First Degree Murder Conviction Reversed
Application for Leave to Appeal: First Degree Murder Conviction and Sentence Vacated
Application for Leave to Appeal: ALA Granted from the Denial of a Post Conviction Petition in Second Degree Murder Case
PETITION FOR WRIT OF ACTUAL INNOCENCE & MOTION TO REOPEN
Felony Murder Conviction and Life Sentence Vacated
Life Sentences Modified Resulting in Immediate Release
Also in Baltimore City, Ms. Suter successfully represented a client on a Motion to Reopen based on ineffective assistance of post conviction counsel for failing to post convict trial counsel for failing to object to “were they lying” questions of the defendant. The defendant had be incarcerated since he was 15 years old. The court granted a hearing on the Motion. Ms. Suter successfully negotiated a time served sentence and the client who was serving life for felony murder was released just after his 50th birthday.
Baltimore City, Ms. Suter secured the right to file a motion for modification of sentence through a Motion to Reopen.
First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence Vacated
Life Sentence Modified to Time Served
MOTION FOR HEALTH GENERAL DRUG TREATMENT
Life Sentences Modified Resulting in Immediate Release; Lifetime Supervision Ended
State Consents to Modifying Binding Plea
MOTION TO RECONSIDER SENTENCE
After Serving 24 Years From What was Originally a Life Sentence for First Degree Murder, to Time Served Resulting in Immediate Release
After Serving Five Years, Fifteen Year Sentence Modified to Time Served Resulting in Immediate Release
Client’s sentence reduced from 50 to 40 years
Client’s sentences changed from consecutive to concurrent resulting in a 15 year sentence reduction
MOTION TO CORRECT ILLEGAL SENTENCE
Motion to correct illegal sentence
State consents to significant sentence reduction resulting in immediate release
POST CONVICTION & CORAM NOBIS
State consents to post conviction relief and client’s sentence is reduced from 67 years to 27 years
In St. Mary’s County, Ms. Suter argued that because the court failed to announce whether the sentences were consecutive or concurrent after each count and did not say consecutive until the fourth count, that the Petitioner’s sentence was actually a 27 year sentence despite the court’s subjective intent. In exchange for Petitioner withdrawing the rest of his post conviction claims, the State agreed that Petitioner was entitled to the 40 year reduction in his sentence.
Post Conviction Relief Granted in Baltimore City
Also in Howard County, a client was in expedited deportation proceedings and was being held in Howard County Detention Center based on two guilty pleas in District Court for theft and unlawful taking of a vehicle. Based on the age and cases, all records of the cases had been destroyed. Nonetheless, Ms. Suter successfully negotiated with the State who conceded coram nobis relief. Both convictions were vacated. The State entered a nolle prosequi to one case and permitted the defendant to plead to a lesser charge in the other case. The client was released from custody that same day and deportation proceedings were vacated.