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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC40534 - State v. Ward (Motion to correct illegal sentence; manslaughter in first degree; assault in first degree; unpreserved claim that defendant's due process rights, under federal constitution, were violated when trial court failed to refer motion to correct sentence imposed in illegal manner to sentencing judge; "The defendant, Jeffrey K. Ward, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his motion to correct a sentence imposed in an illegal manner (motion to correct). On appeal, the defendant claims that the court erred in (1) adjudicating the motion to correct, rather than referring the motion to the sentencing court, and (2) concluding that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the motion to correct. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")