RaquinMercer filed a petition for a writ of error coram nobis in the circuit court, seeking to set aside a conviction that resulted from an unknowing and involuntary guilty plea. To satisfy a necessary condition for the issuance of the writ, petitioner alleged that they were facing significant collateral consequences because of the conviction. They could not renew their status as a permanent resident alien and could not apply for United States citizenship. The State agreed that the plea was unknowing and involuntary but claimed the threat of deportation was not a sufficient collateral consequence of the conviction. The circuit court agreed and denied the petition. On appeal, the Court of Special Appeals agreed with RaquinMercer and vacated the judgment below.