A party wishing to pursue an appeal of a dispositive ruling as to one opposing party cannot circumvent the final judgment rule by agreeing to dismiss his claims against the remaining parties without prejudice.
I. Did the trial court err by permitting the State to introduce a witness’s prior consistent statements? II. Did the trial court abuse its discretion by denying the appellant’s mistrial motions?
If the General Assembly had intended to make a 10-year or 25-year sentence enhancement a prerequisite to a 40-year sentence enhancement, it would have expressly required a previous term of confinement of 10 or 25 years. It did not do so. Sentencing appellant as a fourth-time offender fulfilled the legislature’s intent to punish more harshly recidivist felony drug offenders.