In Re: Vincent Williams, No. 14-2165 (4th Cir. 2014)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 14-2165 In re: VINCENT A. WILLIAMS, a/k/a V, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (No. 3:12-cr-00047-HEH-10) Submitted: December 16, 2014 Before DUNCAN Circuit Judge. and DIAZ, Circuit Decided: December 18, 2014 Judges, and DAVIS, Senior Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Vincent A. Williams, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Vincent A. Williams petitions for a writ of mandamus, seeking an order from this court declaring that the district court lacked jurisdiction over his criminal prosecution. We conclude that Williams is not entitled to mandamus relief. Mandamus relief is a drastic remedy and should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. Kerr v. U. S. Dist. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); United States v. Moussaoui, 333 F.3d 509, 516-17 (4th Cir. 2003). Further, mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. 135, 138 (4th In re First Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass’n, 860 F.2d Cir. 1988). substitute for appeal. Mandamus may not be used as a In re Lockheed Martin Corp., 503 F.3d 351, 353 (4th Cir. 2007). The relief sought by Williams is not available by way of mandamus. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we deny the petition for a writ of mandamus and the corrected petition for a writ of mandamus. We dispense with oral legal contentions are before this and argument adequately because presented in the the facts and materials court argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2