Third District Court of Appeal
State of Florida, January Term, A.D. 2007
Opinion filed April 11, 2007.
Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.
Lower Tribunal No. 75-8264
The State of Florida,
An Appeal under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.141(b)(2) from the
Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, John Schlesinger, Judge.
Luis Guridi, in proper person.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, and Richard L. Polin, Bureau Chief,
Criminal Appeals, for appellee.
Before WELLS, SHEPHERD, and ROTHENBERG, JJ.
We affirm the trial court’s summary denial of appellant, Luis Guridi’s,
motion pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a).
On October 6, 2006, we ordered appellant to show cause why he should not
be prohibited from filing further pro se proceedings in this court concerning his
conviction and sentence in case number 75-8264. We have carefully considered
See State v. Spencer, 751 So. 2d 47 (Fla. 1999).
Concluding that good cause has not been shown, we now prohibit him from filing
any additional pro se appeals, pleadings, motions, or petitions relating to this
conviction and sentence.
On January 13, 1976, appellant was convicted of second-degree murder and
sentenced to life in prison with a twenty-five-year mandatory minimum term. On
direct appeal, we affirmed the conviction, but remanded for correction of the
sentence by deleting the twenty-five-year mandatory minimum. Guridi v. State,
364 So. 2d 872 (Fla. 3d DCA 1978). On January 15, 1979, appellant was resentenced pursuant to our remand. Since then, appellant has by our count filed
eighteen motions, petitions, or appeals in this court seeking collateral review of his
conviction or sentence, 1 none of which have been found to have merit. He also has
Guridi v. State, 930 So. 2d 627 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)(table); Guridi v. State, 923
So. 2d 507 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)(table); Guridi v. State, 910 So. 2d 273 (Fla. 3d
DCA 2005)(table); Guridi v. State, 907 So. 2d 537 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)(table);
Guridi v. State, 860 So. 2d 427 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)(table); Guridi v. State, 857 So.
2d 887 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)(table); Guridi v. State, 854 So. 2d 201 (Fla. 3d DCA
sought relief in the First District Court of Appeal at least four times 2 and review in
the Florida Supreme Court another four times. 3 Of the filings in this court, nine
have been challenges to the legality of his sentence.
This, appellant’s nineteenth filing, is another sentencing challenge. More
than a quarter century after our 1978 remand, appellant alleges that either he or
counsel was entitled to be present when the trial court re-sentenced him to life
imprisonment. This argument has been raised at least twice previously and is
hopelessly and legally barred from successive review. State v. McBride, 848 So.
2d 287, 291 (Fla. 2003). Moreover, such a claim was raisable only via a motion
filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850 and is therefore
timebarred. See Brunache v. State, 901 So. 2d 412, 413 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005); Fla.
Bar Re Amendment to Rules of Crim. P. (Rule 3.850), 460 So. 2d 907 (Fla. 1984).
2003)(table); Guridi v. State, Case No. 03-1652 (Fla. 3d DCA Sept. 3, 2003);
Guridi v. State, 831 So. 2d 188 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)(table); Guridi v. State, 816 So.
2d 630 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)(table); Guridi v. State, 725 So. 2d 1126 (Fla. 3d DCA
1998)(table); Guridi v. State, 684 So. 2d 1366 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996); Guridi v. State,
638 So. 2d 71 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994)(table); Guridi v. State, 605 So. 2d 83 (Fla. 3d
DCA 1992)(table); Guridi v. State, 584 So. 2d 236 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991); Guridi v.
Levine, 580 So. 2d 762 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991)(table); Guridi v. State, 368 So. 2d 959
(Fla. 3d DCA 1979).
Guridi v. Fla. Parole Comm’n, 928 So. 2d 340 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)(table); Guridi
v. David, 924 So. 2d 814 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)(table); Guridi v. Fla. Parole
Comm’n, 871 So. 2d 879 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004)(table); Guridi v. Singletary, 604 So.
2d 490 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992)(table).
Guridi v. State, 839 So. 2d 698 (Fla. 2003); Guridi v. Third Dist. Court of
Appeal, 694 So. 2d 738 (Fla. 1997); Guridi v. State, 589 So. 2d 290 (Fla. 1991);
Guridi v. State, 536 So. 2d 244 (Fla. 1988).
It is abundantly clear that appellant has been serially abusing the postconviction process. See Johnson v. State, 915 So. 2d 682, 684 (Fla. 3d DCA
2005)(noting “we also are aware of the not infrequent abuse by post-conviction
litigants of this process and the concomitant misapplication and waste of limited
judicial resources which might otherwise be expended on more meritorious claims
and issues”). See also Henderson v. State, 903 So. 2d 999, 1000 (Fla. 5th DCA
2005)(internal quotations omitted).
After careful consideration, we find that
appellant’s present filing, in context of his litigation history, constitutes a frivolous
appeal or proceeding pursuant to sections 944.279(1), Florida Statutes (2005), and
944.28(2)(a), Florida Statutes (2005). See, e.g., Simpkins v. State, 909 So. 2d 427,
428 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005).
We therefore (1) affirm the decision of the trial court on the merits of the
motion brought by appellant before that court, (2) direct the clerk of this court to
refuse to accept for filing in this court any further appeals, pleadings, motions,
petitions or other papers relating to appellant’s conviction and sentence in case
number 75-8264 unless they are filed by a member in good standing of The Florida
Bar, and (3) direct the Clerk to forward a certified copy of this opinion to the
appropriate institution for consideration by that institution of disciplinary measures
against appellant pursuant to sections 944.279(1), Florida Statutes (2005), and
944.28(2)(a), Florida Statutes (2005), for the filing of a frivolous appeal.