Criminal Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Habitual Felon Indictment – Subsequent Offenses – Felony Classification – Attempted Bribery of a JurorState v. Ross Defendant was originally indicted for having attained the status of a habitual felon in connection with a weapons possession charge, but the habitual felon charge came before the trial court, not in connection with the weapons charge, but in connection with offenses which defendant had committed months after the habitual felon indictment was issued. The trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to accept defendant’s plea of guilty to having attained the status of a habitual felon.
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Published: June 7, 2012
Time posted: 12:55 pm
Tags: Attempted Bribery of a Juror, Criminal Practice, Felony Classification, Habitual Felon Indictment, subject-matter jurisdiction, Subsequent Offenses