MS Court of Appeals 8/31/10

Stanbro v. State.  A lawyer that has forgotten more law than I will ever know would call this a technality.  Mr. Stanbro pled guilty to DUI 3rd on May 18, 2009 for 1 year to serve and four suspended.   The Court gave him until June 15, 2009 to turn himself in.  When he failed to do so, the Court found him in contempt and modified his sentence to 1 and 1/2 years to serve.  The Court of Appeals reversed the contempt and modification of sentence because the Judge had not retained jurisdiction, in his written order, only on the record, and there was a new term of court.  A technality.


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