Justus v. State (Majority, with Concurring)Annotate this Case
Ricky Justus pled guilty to two counts of false imprisonment, theft of property, and domestic battery and was sentenced to the maximum sentence. The court of appeals affirmed. More than five years later, Justus pro se filed a belated petition for postconviction relief, which the circuit court denied. Justus appealed and filed (1) a petition for writ of certiorari requesting the Supreme Court to supplement the record with copies of the original and amended judgment, and (2) motions to supplement the record and for a copy of the transcript. The Court (1) granted the writ in part, (2) declared Justus' motions moot, and (3) dismissed Justus' appeal, holding that, as Justus' petition for postconviction relief was untimely, the circuit court and Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to consider it.