April 4, 2013
Dwight Roberts v. State of Florida
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Mr. Roberts was sentenced to 40 years in prison as a habitual violent felony offender after being convicted of a 1991 robbery. An earlier conviction for aggravated battery was the basis for his treatment as a career criminal. He later challenged his sentence, arguing flaws with the statute providing for enhanced penalties. The issue is whether the flaws were fixed before he committed his offense. The trial court denied his motion and the Second District Court of Appeal upheld that ruling.

Pinellas County