Where a defendant, who was required to register as a sex offender after he failed to report his Facebook accounts, claimed that his counsel was ineffective for failing to argue that the relevant Missouri statute was unconstitutional in light of a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case, the case was factually distinguishable and had no application to the Missouri statute on which the defendant’s offense was based, so the motion court properly rejected his post-conviction motion.
Judgment is affirmed.
Mason v. State (MLW No. 72407/Case No. SD35441 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Francis Jr., J.) Appealed from circuit court, Scott County, Dolan, J. (Randall Garrett Brachman, St. Louis, for appellant) (Gregory L. Barnes, Jefferson City, for respondent).