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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC41367 - State v. Bischoff (Possession of narcotics; possession of less than four ounces of cannabis-type substance; motion to correct illegal sentence; claim that 2015 amendment of statute applicable to possession of narcotics (ยง 21a-279 [a]) applied retroactively and entitled defendant to resentencing on conviction of possession of narcotics; whether this court is bound by precedent from our Supreme Court; "The defendant, Haji Jhmalah Bischoff, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his motion to correct an illegal sentence. After reviewing the record and the parties' briefs, we conclude that the defendant's claim is barred by appellate precedent. We further conclude that the form of the judgment is improper, and, accordingly, we reverse the judgment dismissing the defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence and remand the case to the trial court with direction to render judgment denying the defendant's motion.")