Carmenoros v. Boulder County Jail, Boulder Colorado
ORDER Of Dismissal. The petition is denied and the action is dismissed withoutprejudice. Leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied without prejudice. By Judge Christine M. Arguello for Senior Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 7/15/2014. (klyon, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-01926-BNB
HAROLD M. CARMENOROS,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Petitioner, Harold M. Carmenoros, is being detained at the Boulder County Jail in
Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Carmenoros has filed pro se a Petition Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254
for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody (ECF No. 1) seeking to be
brought before the Court to answer charges that he has violated his supervised release
in his federal criminal case. See United States v. Carmenoros, No. 06-cr-00149-LTB
(D. Colo. Dec. 20, 2007). The Court must construe the petition liberally because Mr.
Carmenoros is not represented by an attorney. See Haines v. Kerner, 404 U.S. 519,
520-21 (1972); Hall v. Bellmon, 935 F.2d 1106, 1110 (10th Cir. 1991). However, the
Court should not be an advocate for a pro se litigant. See Hall, 935 F.2d at 1110.
An application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to § 2254 challenges the
validity of a state court conviction or sentence. See Montez v. McKinna, 208 F.3d 862,
865 (10th Cir. 2000). Mr. Carmenoros is not challenging the validity of a state court
criminal conviction or sentence. Therefore, the relief Mr. Carmenoros seeks is not
available in this action and the petition must be denied. Any relief Mr. Carmenoros may
seek with respect to pending charges that he has violated his supervised release must
be brought in the context of his criminal case. The Court will not order that the petition
be filed in the criminal case because Mr. Carmenoros alleges he already has made
such a request in his criminal case.
The Court also certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from
this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status will be
denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438
(1962). If Petitioner files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full $505 appellate
filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United States Court of
Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 24.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the petition is denied and the action is dismissed without
prejudice because the relief Petitioner seeks is not available in a habeas corpus action
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied without prejudice to the filing of a motion seeking leave to proceed in forma
pauperis on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 15th
BY THE COURT:
s/Christine M. Arguello
CHRISTINE M. ARGUELLO
United States District Judge, for
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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