Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 10/02/2014
Format: 10/02/2014
03C01-9601-CR-00047
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Russell C. Hinson
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/20/96
03C01-9512-CC-00380
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Bradley County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/20/96
03C01-9511-CC-00369
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Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/19/96
02C01-9502-CC-00046
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joe G. Riley. Jr.
Dyer County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
02C01-9510-CC-00300
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Julian P. Guinn
Henry County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
02C01-9409-CR-00208
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joseph B. Dailey
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
01C01-9510-CC-00322
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Hickman County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
Cyril v. Fraser
01C01-9507-CC-00236
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Montgomery County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
01C01-9507-CR-00231
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/16/96
03C01-9510-CR-00309
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Stephen M. Bevil
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/12/96
State of Tennessee vs. Priscilla Ann Blakemore
01C01-9509-CR-00291
Authoring Judge: Judge John H. Peay
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jane Wheatcraft

This appeal represents three consolidated cases. The defendant pled guilty to three counts of forgery, one count of theft over one thousand dollars ($1000), two counts of passing a forged check, and one count of passing a worthless check. For each count of forgery and passing a forged check, the trial court sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Correction as a Range II multiple offender. For the theft offense, the trial court sentenced her to three years in the Department of Correction as a Range I standard offender. For passing a worthless check, the trial court sentenced her to eleven months and twenty-nine days at seventy-five percent (75%) to be served in the Sumner County jail. All sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

Sumner County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/09/96
State of Tennessee vs. Phillip Craig Mangrum
01C01-9508-CR-00259
Authoring Judge: Judge David G. Hayes
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jane W. Wheatcraft

The appellant, Phillip Mangrum, pled guilty in the Criminal Court of Sumner County to aggravated burglary, a class C felony. Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-403 (1991). The trial court sentenced the appellant as a multiple offender within range II to eight years incarceration in the Department of Correction. The appellant appeals from this sentence, contending, in essence, that (1) the appellant’s status as a multiple offender is not supported by the record; (2) the State’s notice of enhanced sentencing was inadequate under the Sentencing Act and Tenn. R. Crim. P. 12.3; and (2) his sentence is excessive.

Sumner County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/09/96
State of Tennessee vs. Graple Simpson
02C01-9601-CC-00016
Authoring Judge: Judge Paul G. Summers
Trial Court Judge: Judge Joseph H. Walker, III

The appellee, Graple Simpson, was indicted for possession of a schedule II narcotic with the intent to sell. Following a summary administrative forfeiture, the appellee moved the trial court to dismiss the criminal charge. She argued that the double jeopardy clause prohibited further criminal prosecution. The trial judge granted the appellee's motion and the state appealed. We reverse and remand.

McNairy County Court of Criminal Appeals 08/06/96