Ex parte Jason Dean Tulley.Annotate this Case
Jason Tulley was convicted of carrying a pistol on premises not his own in violation of a Jacksonville city ordinance. The Alabama Supreme Court granted certiorari review to determine whether by charging him under Ordinance No. O-514-10, which incorporated by general reference section 13A-11-52 Ala. Code 1975, the City violated Tulley's due-process rights. After review, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals affirming Tulley's conviction. At the time of Tulley's alleged offense, 13A-11-52 was unconstitutional on its face, and the City's purported adoption of that offense as an offense against the City by general reference in Ordinance No. O-514-10 was a nullity. Accordingly, the trial court lacked jurisdiction to convict Tulley.