Opinion Flash

September 19, 2003
Volume 9 — Number 171

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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRANDEN HANEY  AND LAWRENCE DAVIS

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Edward C. Miller, Dandridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, Branden
Haney.

Jason S. Randolph, Dandridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lawrence
Davis.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Angele M. Gregory,
Assistant Attorney General; Al Schmutzer, Jr., District Attorney
General; and Ronald C. Newcomb, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

First Paragraph:

The appellants, Branden Haney and Lawrence Davis, pled guilty in the
Cocke County Circuit Court to one count of possession of more than .5
grams of a substance containing cocaine with intent to sell, a Class B
felony; one count of possession of more than .5 ounces of marijuana
with intent to sell, a Class E felony; and one count of possession of
drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.  The trial court sentenced
Haney as a Range I standard offender to an effective sentence of eight
years incarceration in the Tennessee Department of Correction, with
the sentence to be suspended and served in a community corrections
program.  The trial court sentenced Davis as a Range I standard
offender to an effective sentence of eight years incarceration, with
the sentence to be suspended and served in a community corrections
program "after [one] year split confinement in [the] Cocke County
Jail."  Pursuant to their plea agreements, Haney and Davis reserved
the right to appeal certified questions of law challenging the trial
court's denial of their motions to suppress.  Upon review of the
record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial
court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/haneyanddavis.wpd

School Fees: Rental Fee for Locker

Date: September 15, 2003

Opinion Number: 03-116                          

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/op116.pdf

Constitutionality of Tenn. Code Ann. S 36-4-106(d) -- Statutory
Injunctions in Divorce Cases

Date: September 15, 2003

Opinion Number: 03-117                         

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/op117.pdf

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