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Charles E. CARTER, Petitioner, v. The STATE of Florida, Respondent.

No. 3D15–47.

Decided: May 27, 2015

Before ROTHENBERG, SALTER and SCALES, JJ. Charles E. Carter, in proper person. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, and Michael W. Mervine, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.

Charles E. Carter appeals a denial by the Miami–Dade circuit court of his combined petition for a writ of certiorari and motion to correct an illegal sentence. We affirm, and issue an order to show cause.

In 1987, a jury convicted Carter of aggravated battery, armed robbery, armed kidnapping, attempted first degree murder, and armed burglary of an occupied conveyance. In 2000, after a federal magistrate recommended that Carter be re-sentenced, the trial court, upon de novo review, re-sentenced Carter as follows: fifteen-years imprisonment for aggravated battery, thirteen-years imprisonment for armed robbery (with credit for time served), life imprisonment for armed kidnapping (to run concurrently), life imprisonment for burglary of a conveyance (to run concurrently), and thirty-years imprisonment for attempted first degree murder (to run concurrently) .1

This Court has ruled repeatedly on Carter's challenges to his re-sentencing.2 We find no new grounds upon which to reverse the determination of the trial court in the instant appeal.


Carter is hereby directed to show cause, within forty-five days from the date of this opinion, why he should not be prohibited from filing any further pro se appeals, petitions, motions or other proceedings related to his criminal sentencing in circuit court case number 86–35031.

If Carter does not demonstrate good cause, any such further and unauthorized filings by Carter will subject him to appropriate sanctions, including the issuance of written findings forwarded to the Florida Department of Corrections for its consideration of disciplinary action, including forfeiture of gain time. See § 944.279(1), Fla. Stat. (2014).

Affirmed. Order to show cause issued.


1.  The transcript of the January 27, 2000 hearing indicates that the trial court imposed a fifty-year sentence on the attempted first degree murder count. It is clear from all surrounding indications that the trial court imposed a thirty-year sentence, and that the hearing transcript likely contains a scrivener's error.

2.  Carter v. State, 138 So.3d 452 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014) (Table); Carter v. State, 775 So.3d 186 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011) (Table); Carter v. Crosby, 882 So.2d 390 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004) (Table); Carter v. State, 852 So.2d 241 (Fla 3d DCA 2003) (Table); Carter v. State, 837 So.2d 472 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003) (Mem); Carter v. State, 821 So.2d 1072 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002) (Table); Carter v. State, 791 So.2d 568 (Fla 3d DCA 2001). In the latter case, this Court said: “Here the successor judge considering the convictions and surrounding facts ordered the sentences he concluded were appropriate. Those sentences are no more harsh than the sentences imposed in Defendant's original sentencing and are certainly supported by record evidence.” Carter, 791 So.2d at 572.


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