Artis Whitehead v. State of Tennessee

Date / Time: 
October 2, 2012 - 2:00pm

Lower Court Summary:

The petitioner, Artis Whitehead, appeals from the denial of his untimely petition for postconviction
relief. The post-conviction court denied the petition after finding that due process
concerns did not toll the statute of limitations. The petitioner argues that due process
concerns should toll the statute of limitations because (1) appellate counsel still represented
him when she sent a letter informing him of the incorrect deadline for filing his petition for
post-conviction relief and (2) that incorrect information was a misrepresentation sufficient
to cause due process concerns to toll the statute of limitations. Upon our careful review of
the record, the parties’ arguments, and the applicable law, we affirm the denial of postconviction

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