Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 04/26/2017
Format: 04/26/2017
State vs. Kevin Hyman & Karen Russell
02C01-9612-CR-00454
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/12/98
State vs. Rickey Nelson
02C01-9607-CR-00223
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: John P. Colton, Jr.
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/12/98
State vs. Timothy Brown
01C01-9701-CR-00032
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: J. Randall Wyatt, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/11/98
State vs. Christopher Parker
01C01-9701-CR-00037
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/11/98
State vs. Larry Holbrooks
01C01-9701-CR-00011
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/11/98
State vs. James Jones
01C01-9612-CC-00522
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Charles D. Haston, Sr.
Van Buren County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/11/98
State vs. Darwin Windham
02C01-9705-CC-00196
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Weakley County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/10/98
State vs. Gaylen Rhodes
02C01-9703-CC-00121
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Creed Mcginley
Hardin County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/10/98
State vs. Mark Rawlings
02C01-9612-CR-00475
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joseph B. Mccartie
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/10/98
State vs. Harry Reed
01C01-9701-CC-00007
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/10/98
State vs. Judy Leath
01C01-9511-CC-00393
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Macon County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/10/98
Charles O'Guinn v. State of Tennessee
03C01-9703-CR-00084
Authoring Judge: Judge Lynn Brown
Trial Court Judge: Judge J. Curwood Witt

Charles Ray O’Quinn, the petitioner, appeals pursuant to Rule 3, Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure, from the trial court’s dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus. On July 27, 1989, the petitioner pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated rape. The offenses occurred in April or May, and in June, 1988. He received Range II sentences of 35 years in the aggregate. The petitioner contends that his convictions for aggravated rape are void because the indictment failed to allege the mens rea for that offense. See State v. Roger Dale Hill, No. 01C01-9508-CC-00267 (Tenn. Crim. App., Nashville, June 20, 1996), rev'd, 954 S.W.2d 725 (Tenn. 1997).

Johnson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/06/98
State of Tennessee vs. Stephen Udzinski and Donna Stokes a/k/a Donna Story
01C01-9610-CC-00431
Authoring Judge: Judge Curwood Witt
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert E. Burch

The defendants, Stephen J. Udzinski and Donna Stokes a/k/a Donna Story, present a certified question of law following Udzinski’s conditional guilty plea to a Class E felony of possession of marijuana for resale and Stokes’s guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. Udzinski entered judicial diversion, and Stokes received a conviction and a suspended sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days. Both defendants attempted to reserve the right to pursue a certified question of law of whether the search warrant under which Udzinski's house was searched was supported by probable cause. In this appeal, the defendants present that question, and the state raises the issue of whether the defendants have properly preserved the question for our review. For the reasons explained below, we affirm the judgment of the trial court on the suppression issue raised by the defendants’ certified question.

Dickson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/05/98