Eugene V. ROSS, Appellant, v. STATE of Florida, Appellee.
-- June 24, 2009
Appellant Eugene V. Ross, pro se.Bill McCollum, Attorney General, and Christine A. Guard, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.
The appellant filed a motion under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a), claiming that the trial court sentenced him illegally when it sentenced him under the 1983 sentencing guidelines, adopted by the Florida Supreme Court, before the Florida legislature adopted them on July 1, 1984. See Smith v. State, 537 So.2d 982 (Fla.1989); Wright v. State, 941 So.2d 538 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006).
Because the appellant's motion raises a facially sufficient claim that is not refuted by the record, we reverse and remand for attachment of record portions showing that the appellant's claim has been addressed on the merits, attachment of record portions showing that the appellant affirmatively elected to be sentenced under the sentencing guidelines, or resentencing.
KAHN, BENTON, and VAN NORTWICK, JJ., concur.