STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH L. LANDS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 30, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ryan B. Feeney, Selmer, Tennessee; and Christopher F. Donovan, Memphis, for the appellant, Joseph L. Lands.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Bob Gray, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Joseph L. Lands, pled guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication, and he intended, pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2), to reserve the following certified question of law for appeal: “Whether proof of actual attempts by law enforcement officers to obtain a lawful warrant must be placed on the record before the court may find that exigent circumstances exist, such that the warrant requirement can be excused?” After review of the entire record, we conclude this appeal must be dismissed.

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