Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; David Krathen, Judge; L.T. Case No. 03-19684 CF10A.
Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, and Elisabeth Porter, Assistant Public Defender, West Palm Beach, for appellant.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Jeanine M. Germanowicz, Assistant Attorney General, West Palm Beach, for appellee.
ON REMAND FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA
We reconsider on remand our opinion in Ingram v. State, 943 So.2d 325 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006), which the Florida Supreme Court reviewed in Ingram v. State, No. SC06-2469, 7 So.3d 531, 2009 WL 702877 (Fla. Mar. 19, 2009).
Ingram argued to this court, among other things, that the trial court erred in designating and sentencing him as a prison release reoffender (" PRR" ) on Count I (burglary of a dwelling with battery). 943 So.2d at 327. This court affirmed as to Count I based on our en banc opinion in Yisrael v. State, 938 So.2d 546 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006). In Yisrael, this court held that, during sentencing, a DOC release-date letter was admissible, under the public records exception to the hearsay rule, to establish a defendant's status as a habitual violent felony offender. Id. at 549-50.
The Florida Supreme Court, however, in Yisrael v. State, 993 So.2d 952 (Fla.2008), concluded that DOC release-date letters alone are not admissible under either the business or public records exceptions to the hearsay rule. Id. at 960. Instead, the supreme court held that a signed release
date-letter, written under seal, or a section 90.902(11) business record certification, may be used to authenticate an attached DOC " Crime and Time Report" to render the entire report admissible under the public records exception to the hearsay rule. Id. (citing Parker v. State, 973 So.2d 1167, 1168-69 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); § 90.902(11), Fla. Stat.2004).
Following the disposition of Yisrael, the supreme court issued an order in this case directing the State to show cause why the supreme court should not remand for reconsideration in light of its decision in Yisrael. In response, the State asserted that documents submitted during sentencing complied with the supreme court's Yisrael decision. Because the full appellate record was not before the supreme court, the court granted Ingram's petition for review, quashed our decision, and remanded this case to this court for reconsideration in light of Yisrael.
We have reviewed the full appellate record, and it appears that the State, at sentencing, supplied the trial court with a signed release date-letter, written under seal, to authenticate an attached DOC " Crime and Time Report" upon which the trial court based Ingram's PRR sentence on Count I. Accordingly, we now affirm Ingram's PRR designation and sentence on Count I consistent with the supreme court's opinion filed March 19, 2009, and mandate issued April 14, 2009. ...