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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 21, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William B.(Jake) Lockert, III, District Public Defender, and Richard D. Taylor, Jr., Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, James Michael England.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, JR., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Dan M. Alsobrook, District Attorney General; and Carey Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, James Michael England, appeals the Dickson County Circuit Court’s revocation of his community corrections sentence. The trial court held a hearing on March 30, 2011, during which the defendant acknowledged his absence from his house during the home visits and his failure to report to the community corrections office. The court found the defendant in violation of his sentence to community corrections and ordered him to serve his remaining sentence in confinement. The defendant contends that the trial court abused its discretion because the defendant was in substantial compliance with the terms of his community corrections program. Because we find that the trial court did not abuse its discretion, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.