Carter v. Circuit Court (Chandler)Annotate this Case
Petitioner was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of first-degree battery. The court of appeals affirmed. Subsequently, Petitioner filed a petition for postconviction relief, asserting five claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The petition was denied by the circuit court following an evidentiary hearing. Because the court's order failed to provide a ruling as to each claim in the petition, Petitioner subsequently filed a motion for modification. Petitioner thereafter filed a pro se petition for writ of mandamus, asking the Supreme Court to compel the circuit court to respond to Petitioner's motion for modification. The Court granted the petition, holding that a petition for writ of mandamus was the appropriate remedy in such circumstances.