DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
STATE OF FLORIDA,
[November 18, 2020]
Appeal of order denying rule 3.850 motion from the Circuit Court for
the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; Bernard I. Bober,
Judge; L.T. Case No. 09-17837CF10B.
Timothy Johnson, Malone, pro se.
Ashley Moody, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Melynda L. Melear,
Senior Assistant Attorney General, West Palm Beach, for appellee.
We affirm the denial of Appellant’s untimely and successive motion for
postconviction relief. Carpenter v. United States,
138 S. Ct. 2206
has not been held to apply retroactively in postconviction relief
proceedings. Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.850(b)(2).
Under Witt v. State,
387 So. 2d 922
(Fla. 1980), Carpenter was an
evolutionary refinement in procedural law, not a development of
fundamental significance that applies retroactively to cases on collateral
review. Nor does federal law require retroactive application. United States
435 F. Supp. 3d 393
, 396-98 (D.R.I. 2020); United States v.
Davis, No. No. 1:13-CR-28,
2019 WL 1584634
, at *2 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 12,
2019); see also State v. Neil,
133 N.E.3d 585
, 590 (Ohio Ct. App. 2019);
People v. Cutts, 414,
88 N.Y.S.3d 332
, 335 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2018).
LEVINE, C.J., GROSS and KLINGENSMITH, JJ., concur.
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Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.