JOBY LEE TEAL v. THE CRIMINAL COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 14, 2012

Head Comment: Correction: In footnote 1 on page 1, the word "reflects" is changed to "reflect"

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joby Lee Teal, Memphis, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and David Zak, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, The Criminal Court of Shelby County, Tennessee, et al.

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Pro se petitioner, Joby Lee Teal, seeks a declaratory judgment concerning the legality of his five 1988 convictions for drug offenses and the resulting concurrent five-year sentences he received as a result of a negotiated plea agreement. As grounds, petitioner argues that the sentences are void because he committed the offenses while on bail and should have received consecutive sentences. The Criminal Court for Shelby County found that declaratory judgment relief is not available to petitioner because his five concurrent sentences had expired. Upon review of the record, we affirm the denial of relief.

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