LAWRENCE RALPH, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 18, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lawrence Ralph, Jr., Whiteville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; and Lisa Zavagiannis, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

Between the years of 1988 and 1996, the Petitioner, Lawrence David Ralph, Jr., pled guilty to the offenses of public drunkenness, resisting arrest, interfering with the duties of a police officer, disturbing the peace, two counts of assault, driving under the influence, and harassment. On May 17, 2011, the Petitioner filed five separate pro se petitions for postconviction relief. In five separate orders, the post-conviction court summarily denied relief, concluding that the petitions were not filed within the applicable statute of limitations. On appeal, the Petitioner contends the post-conviction court erred when it summarily dismissed his petitions. After thoroughly reviewing the record and the applicable authorities, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.

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