STATE OF TENNESSEE v. STONEY R. ANDERSON, II - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 12, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dale M. Quillen and Kenneth Quillen, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Stoney R. Anderson, II.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Michael J. Fahey, II, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Stoney R. Anderson, II, pled guilty in the Hickman County Circuit Court to possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell, a Class E felony. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to two years’ probation. Pursuant to Rule 37(b)(2)(A) of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure, Anderson reserved the following certified question of law: “[w]hether the warrantless search of the Defendant’s bag is supported by exigent circumstances.” Upon review, we reverse and vacate the judgment of the trial court and dismiss the case.

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