Green v. Hobbs (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant and his father were charged with multiple felony offenses. Appellant entered a negotiated guilty plea to reduced charges in exchange for testifying for the State at his father’s trial. At a second trial for Appellant’s father, Appellant refused to testify and, as a result, his plea agreement was revoked. After a trial, Appellant was convicted of the original offenses for which he was charged. The Supreme Court affirmed. Appellant subsequently filed a pro se writ of habeas corpus, contending that the trial court in his case lacked jurisdiction to enter the judgment because the revocation of his plea agreement was illegal. The circuit court denied the habeas petition. The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal, holding that Appellant did not meet his burden of demonstrating a basis for a writ of habeas corpus to issue because the allegations raised by Appellant did not call into question the trial court’s jurisdiction.