Biggs v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 300 months’ imprisonment. Appellant later filed a pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, alleging that his trial counsel coerced him into a guilty plea. The petition was denied. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that while Appellant couched his claim in terms of a coerced guilty plea, the actual basis for his claim was ineffective assistance of counsel. Because ineffective assistance of counsel claims are cognizable in error-coram-nobis proceedings, Appellant did not state a ground for the writ, and therefore, the trial court did not err in denying error-coram-nobis relief.