Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 10/22/2014
Format: 10/22/2014
State of Tennessee v. Mario A. Lavender and Eric L. Hobbs
01C01-9506-CR-00202
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Joe B. Jones
Trial Court Judge: Judge J. Randall Wyatt, Jr.

The appellants, Mario A. Lavender and Eric Hobbs, were found guilty of two counts of robbery, a Class C felony, and one count of theft over $1,000, a Class D felony, by a jury of their peers. The trial court found that Lavender was a standard offender and imposed Range I sentences as follows: (1) count 1, robbery, confinement for six (6) years in the Department of Correction, (2) count 2, robbery, confinement for six (6) years in the Department of Correction, and (3) count 4, theft, confinement for four (4) years in the Department of Correction. The trial court found that Hobbs was a multiple offender and imposed the following Range II sentences: (1) count 1, robbery, confinement for ten (10) years in the Department of Correction, (2) count 2, robbery, confinement for ten (10) years in the Department of Correction, and (3) count 4, theft, confinement for four (4) years in the Department of Correction. The trial court ordered that the sentences are to be served consecutively. The effective sentence for Lavender is sixteen (16) years, and the effective sentence for Hobbs is twenty-four (24) years. In this Court, both Lavender and Hobbs contend that the sentences imposed by the trial court are excessive. Hobbs also contends that the trial court committed error of prejudicial dimensions by (a) denying his motion to suppress a statement he made to police and (b) denying his motion in limine, which sought to deny the State of Tennessee the right to use his prior convictions to impeach him if he opted to testify. After a thorough review of the record, the briefs submitted by the parties, and the law applicable to the issues presented for review, it is the opinion of this Court that the judgment of the trial court should be affirmed.

Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/08/96
State of Tennessee v. Charles Thompson And Verico
W1998-00351-CCA-R10-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Jerry Smith
Trial Court Judge: Chris B. Craft
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
Mario Harris v. State
M2004-01782-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge David H. Welles
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
The Defendant, Mario Harris, appeals from the order of the trial court dismissing his petition for post-conviction relief as time-barred. The State has filed a motion requesting that this Court affirm the judgment of the trial court pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. We grant the State's motion and affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
Part Upon State v. Roger Dale Hill, No. 01C01-9508-Cc-00267 (Tenn. Crim. App. June
02C01-9610-CC-00340
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Lake County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
02C01-9601-CC-00030
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Fayette County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
02C01-9512-CC-00381
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Dyer County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
02C01-9503-CC-0095
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Madison County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
02C01-9503-CC-00095
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Trial Court Judge: John Franklin Murchison
Madison County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/31/96
Adrian White v. State of Tennessee
W2002-02755-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge J. Curwood Witt, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Bernie Weinman
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/30/96
03C01-9510-CC-00320
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/30/96
03A01-9603-CV-00096
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Anderson County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/30/96
03C01-9510-CC-00325
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/30/96
03C01-9509-CR-00291
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ray L. Jenkins
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/30/96