Considered on Briefs February 18, 2014.
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BEADLE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA. THE HONORABLE RONALD K. ROEHR, Judge.
PAUL HENRY, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Attorney, for petitioner and appellant.
MARTY J. JACKLEY, Attorney General, CRAIG M. EICHSTADT, Assistant Attorney General, Pierre, South Dakota, Attorneys, for respondent and appellee.
WILBUR, Justice. GILBERTSON, Chief Justice, and KONENKAMP, ZINTER and SEVERSON, Justices, concur.
[¶1] More than 30 days after the circuit court filed its denial of his application for habeas corpus relief, Shannon Flowers sought a certificate of probable cause pursuant to SDCL 21-27-18.1. In spite of the untimeliness of his motion, the circuit court granted Flowers's motion and certified an issue for appeal. Flowers timely filed his notice of appeal to this Court. Because SDCL 21-27-18.1 is jurisdictional, we dismiss Flowers's appeal.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
[¶2] The circuit court filed the final order denying Flowers's application for writ of habeas corpus on May 7, 2013. The Beadle County State's Attorney gave notice of entry of the circuit court's final order denying application for writ of habeas corpus on May 9, 2013. On June 10, 2013, Flowers filed his motion for issuance of certificate of probable cause. The circuit court granted the certificate of probable cause on June 28, 2013. Flowers filed his notice of appeal on July 26, 2013.
[¶3] Because it is dispositive, we examine the State's argument that Flowers's motion for issuance of certificate of probable cause was jurisdictionally defective. SDCL 21-27-18.1 provides in pertinent part:
A final judgment or order entered under this chapter may not be reviewed by the Supreme Court of this state on appeal unless the circuit judge who renders the judgment or a justice of the Supreme Court issues a certificate of probable cause that an appealable issue exists. A motion seeking issuance of a certificate of probable cause shall be filed within thirty days from the date the final judgment or order is entered.
(Emphasis added.) " The plain language of this statute indicates that the deadline to file the motion for certificate of probable cause to the circuit court is thirty days from the actual entry of the order, not the notice of entry." Christensen v. Weber, 2007 S.D. 102, ¶ 4, 740 N.W.2d 622, 623.[*] And we have " previously interpreted this statute as ...