Ex parte Jeremy Pue

In 2008, Applicant Jeremy Pue was convicted by a jury of third degree felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. He was sentenced as a habitual offender because his sentence was enhanced by two California felony convictions: one from 2002 and the other from 2007. The trial court sentenced Applicant to thirty years in prison. His conviction was affirmed on direct appeal. Applicant applied for habeas relief, claiming his sentence was illegal because it was improperly enhanced by the 2007 California conviction. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals determined Applicant had only two prior felony convictions, and both of them occurred in California. There were no other felony convictions the State could have used to enhance Applicant’s sentence. Therefore, the Court agreed that Applicant’s sentence was improperly enhanced by the 2007 California conviction, and granted relief. View "Ex parte Jeremy Pue" on Justia Law