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Date: 01-11-2020

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ANTONIO JACKSON vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Case Number: 4D19-2804

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Court: DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT

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We reverse the trial court’s order summarily denying Appellant’s timely motion for postconviction relief. Appellant stated a facially sufficient claim that he would not have entered his plea but for his attorney’s mistaken advice that the conviction could be expunged from his record. Hall v. State, 51 So. 3d 1283 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011). “[A]ffirmative misadvice regarding a collateral consequence may render [a] plea involuntary.” Hernandez v. State, 204 So. 3d 128, 130 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016). As in Hall, “this is not a case involving the use of the conviction to enhance a sentence, nor is it a situation where the movant waited for any adverse consequence associated with counsel’s alleged advice.” 51 So. 3d at 1284 (distinguishing Phillips v. State, 960 So. 2d 29 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)). Appellant timely sought relief within the two-year time limit of Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850. See Marshall v. State, 983 So. 2d 680 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008) (holding that claims such as this must be brought within the two-year time limit).

Outcome: Accordingly, this matter is remanded for further proceedings. The trial court shall attach records that conclusively refute Appellant’s claim or conduct an evidentiary hearing, where it can determine whether a reasonable probability exists that Appellant would not have entered the plea and would have proceeded to trial but for the misadvice.

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