SHORT v. STATE

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Evan SHORT, Appellant, v. STATE of Florida, Appellee.

Case No. 5D17–2996

Decided: December 29, 2017

Evan Short, Sneads, pro se. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Carmen F. Corrente, Assistant Attorney General, Daytona Beach, for Appellee.

Appellant, Evan Short, appeals the summary denial of his motion for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850. In his motion, Short alleged that his trial counsel was ineffective because 1) counsel failed to request a Richardson 1 hearing and 2) counsel failed to properly advise Short of the possibility and consequences of being sentenced as a habitual felony offender. We affirm as to the first claim without further discussion. Regarding the second claim, the trial court held that the allegations were facially insufficient because Short failed to allege each element provided in Alcorn v. State, 121 So.3d 419, 422 (Fla. 2013). Although the trial court was correct in concluding that the claim was facially insufficient, Short should have been provided sixty days to amend his motion to state a facially sufficient claim, if he can do so in good faith. See Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.850(f)(3);  see, e.g., Campbell v. State, 139 So.3d 490, 495 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014). We therefore reverse the summary denial of the second claim and remand for further proceedings.

AFFIRMED in part;  REVERSED in part;  REMANDED.

FOOTNOTES

1.   Richardson v. State, 246 So.2d 771 (Fla. 1971).

PER CURIAM.

SAWAYA, PALMER, and EVANDER, JJ., concur.