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Morgan v. State

Florida Court of Appeal, Third District

November 23, 2011

Anthony Glenn MORGAN, Appellant,
v.
The STATE of Florida, Appellee.

An Appeal under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.141(b)(2) from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Victoria Brennan, Judge.

Anthony Glenn Morgan, in proper person.

Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, for appellee.

Before WELLS, C.J., and SHEPHERD, and EMAS, JJ.

WELLS, Chief Judge.

Anthony Glenn Morgan appeals an order summarily denying his motion to correct an illegal sentence under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a) as successive. On appeal from a summary denial, this court must reverse unless the post-conviction record, see Fla. R.App. P. 9.141(b)(2)(A), shows conclusively that the appellant is entitled to no relief. See Fla. R.App. P. 9.141(b)(2)(D).

Because the record before us fails to make the required showing, we reverse the order on appeal and remand for an evidentiary hearing, or for the attachment of record excerpts conclusively showing that the appellant is not entitled to relief. See Fla. R.App. P. 9.141(b)(2)(D).

Moreover, because there is no indication in the record that the trial court entered a show cause order before barring Morgan from filing further pro se post-conviction motions, we reverse that aspect of the order under review as well. See State v. Spencer,751 So.2d 47, 48 (Fla.1999) (finding that the trial court must first provide the defendant with notice and an opportunity to respond before prohibiting further pro se attacks on a conviction and sentence as a sanction for prior repeated and frivolous motions); Fitzgerald v. State,18 So.3d 1145, 1145 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009) (reversing an order prohibiting ...


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