JACOB WRIGHT A/K/A JACOB BRIAN WRIGHT A/K/A JACOB WRIGHT JR. APPELLANT
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE
OF JUDGMENT: 04/26/2017
JACKSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT TRIAL JUDGE HON. KATHY KING
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: JACOB WRIGHT (PRO SE)
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
JEFFREY A. KLINGFUSS
IRVING, P.J., GREENLEE AND TINDELL, JJ.
This is an appeal from the Jackson County Circuit Court's
denial of Jacob Wright's motion for post-conviction
relief (PCR) as meritless. Finding no error, we affirm.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Wright pleaded guilty to statutory rape and sexual battery.
The Jackson County Circuit Court sentenced him to fourteen
years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department
of Corrections on each charge, with the sentences running
concurrently, followed by sixteen years of post-release
supervision. The court also fined Wright $1, 000.
He moved for post-conviction relief. The court denied his
motion, and Wright appeals. He contends that: (1) he received
ineffective assistance of counsel; (2) his plea was
involuntary; and (3) his constitutional right to a speedy
trial was violated. We affirm the circuit court's
"A circuit court's denial of a PCR motion is
reviewed for abuse of discretion and will not be disturbed
unless the circuit court's decision was clearly
erroneous." Campbell v. State, 233 So.3d 904,
905 (¶3) (Miss. Ct. App. 2017) (citing Crosby v.
State, 16 So.3d 74, 77 (¶5) (Miss. Ct. App. 2009)).
Did Wright receive ineffective assistance of
Wright contends that his attorney was constitutionally
deficient for advising him that if he did not accept the