HARRIS v. STATE, 687 So.2d 1237 (Ala.Crim.App. 1996)

HARRIS v. STATE, 687 So.2d 1237 (Ala.Crim.App. 1996)
687 So.2d 1237

Roderick Bernard HARRIS v. STATE.

CR-95-0191.Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama.
February 9, 1996.

Appeal from the Montgomery Circuit Court, Eugene Reese, J.

Edward Hixon, Montgomery, for Appellant.

Jeff Sessions, Atty. Gen., and Frances Smith, Asst. Atty. Gen., for Appellee.

LONG, Judge.

The appellant, Roderick Bernard Harris, appeals from an order revoking his probation. The appellant correctly argues that the trial court failed to make adequate written findings stating its reasons for revoking hisPage 1238
probation or the evidence it relied upon in doing so. Rule 27.6(f), Ala.R.Crim.P.; Armstrong v. State, 294 Ala. 100,312 So.2d 620 (1975). See Morrissey v. Brewer, 408 U.S. 471,92 S.Ct. 2593, 33 L.Ed.2d 484 (1972); Gagnon v. Scarpelli,411 U.S. 778, 93 S.Ct. 1756, 36 L.Ed.2d 656 (1973).

The Alabama Supreme Court has held that “Armstrong v. State[,294 Ala. 100, 312 So.2d 620 (1975),] requires a written order setting forth the evidence relied upon and the reason for the revocation.” Wyatt v. State, 608 So.2d 762, 763 (Ala. 1992). This is required even where “the transcript of the proceedingcoupled with the order, indicates the evidence relied upon by the trial court and the trial court’s reason for the revocation.” Id. (emphasis added).

This cause is remanded with directions to the trial court to enter an order stating the evidence relied upon and the reasons for the revocation of the appellant’s probation. The trial court shall take necessary action to see that the circuit clerk makes due return to this court at the earliest possible time and within 42 days of the release of this opinion. This court reserves comment on any other issues raised on appeal pending the trial court’s compliance with the directions contained herein and until a proper return is made to this court.


All Judges concur.

[fn*] Note from the Reporter of Decisions: On November 22, 1996, on return to remand, the Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed, without opinion.