CLINTON ROSS v. STATE OF FLORIDA

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District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.

CLINTON ROSS, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee.

CASE NO. 1D16-2419

Decided: December 30, 2016

Clinton Ross, pro se, Appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, and Quentin Humphrey, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.

We previously affirmed the summary denial of the appellant's postconviction motion brought pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a) motion, but retained jurisdiction for consideration of the imposition of sanctions.

The appellant has failed to obtain relief in at least eight previous postconviction cases he filed in this court to challenge this judgment and sentence. Due to the appellant's apparent abuse of the legal process by his repeated pro se filings attacking his conviction and sentence, this court issued an order directing him to show cause why he should not be prohibited from future pro se filings. See State v. Spencer, 751 So. 2d 47, 48 (Fla. 1999). The appellant filed a motion for rehearing responding to the order to show cause that does not provide a legal basis to prohibit the imposition of sanctions.

Therefore, because the appellant's repeated attacks on his judgment and sentence have become an abuse of the legal process, we hold that he is barred from future pro se filings in this court concerning Washington County Circuit Court case number 1988-CF-223. The Clerk of the Court is directed not to accept any future filings concerning this case unless they are filed by a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.

PER CURIAM.

B.L. THOMAS, RAY, and OSTERHAUS, JJ., CONCUR.

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