STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RANDALL LEE BROWN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 12, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Michael L. West, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Randall Lee Brown.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; William H. Cox, III, District Attorney General; and Bates W. Bryan, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Randall Lee Brown, was sentenced, as a Range III, persistent offender, to an effective sentence of eleven years incarceration following his guilty pleas to multiple offenses in Hamilton County. On appeal, the defendant contends that the trial court imposed an excessive sentence and erred by denying him an alternative sentence. However, we are unable to review the defendant’s issues because the record before us does not contain a transcript from the guilty plea hearing, which is needed for complete review. As such, we must presume that the trial court’s determinations were correct and, accordingly, affirm the sentences as imposed.

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