STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRYAN K. WATKINS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 1, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: James E. Lanier, District Public Defender; and Cristy C. Cooper, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Bryan K. Watkins.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General; and Karen W. Burns, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Bryan K. Watkins, appeals the revocation of his probation, arguing that the trial court abused its discretion by basing its revocation decision on his failure to pay court costs and supervision fees without also making a determination that the nonpayment was willful. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court revoking the defendant’s probation and ordering that he serve the balance of his sentence in confinement.

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