Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 05/26/2018
Format: 05/26/2018
State vs. Robert Taylor
02C01-9805-CC-00161
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Haywood County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/98
State vs. Michael Martin
02C01-9804-CC-00101
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Lake County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/98
State vs. Gary Prude
02C01-9711-CR-00425
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/98
State vs. James Nichols
01C01-9704-CR-00158
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas H. Shriver
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/98
Address The Parole Eligibility Jury Instruction. In State v. King, ____ S.W.2D ____
01C01-9704-CC-00158
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas H. Shriver
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/98
State vs. Creekmore
03C01-9712-CR-00535
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Scott County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/10/98
State vs. Robinson
03C01-9710-CR-00430
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Richard R. Baumgartner
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/10/98
State vs. Ramsey
03C01-9708-CR-00361
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Phyllis H. Miller
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/10/98
State vs. Franklin
03C01-9706-CR-00219
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Leon C. Burns, Jr.
Cumberland County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/10/98
State vs. Don Carter
02C01-9711-CC-00424
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
McNairy County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/10/98
Roger Terry Johnson v. State of Tennessee
01C01-9705-CR-00172
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge J. Randall Wyatt

The appellant, Roger Terrance Johnson, appeals as of right from the Davidson County Criminal Court’s dismissal of his petition for post conviction relief. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/07/98
State of Tennessee vs. Charlene Hardison
01C01-9705-CC-00196
Authoring Judge: Special Judge L. Terry Lafferty
Trial Court Judge: Judge Henry Denmark Bell

The defendant, Charlene Hardison, appeals of right from a ruling of the Williamson County Criminal Court in which the trial court imposed a sentence of six (6) months confinement in the Williamson County Jail for the offense of driving on a revoke d license. Also, the Williamson County Criminal Court consolidated an appeal of the defendant for violation of probation from the Williamson County General Sessions Court. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court upheld the judgment of the General Sessions Court and ordered the defendant to serve six (6) months, less forty-five (45) days credit, as per her plea of guilty, to run concurrently with the sentence for driving on a revoked license. Af ter a review of the entire r ecord, brief s of the parties and applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgment as to the revocation of probation, but remand the sentences as modified.

Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/07/98
State of Tennessee vs. Charlene Hardison - Concurring/Dissenting
01C01-9705-CC-00196
Authoring Judge: Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Trial Court Judge: Judge Henry Denmark Bell

I concur with a ll portions of Judge Lafferty’s op inion with the exception of the portion that reduces the period of confinem ent from six (6) months to ninety (90) days. I might agree with that ultimate result after a specific finding of facts by the trial court following the dictates of the Tennessee Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 1989. However, it is my opinion that the more appropriate disposition of this particular case is to remand it back to the trial court for a new sentencing hearing which follows the specific requirements of the A ct. See State v. Ervin, 939 S.W.2d 581, 584-85 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1996) and cases cited therein.

Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/07/98