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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Philip A. Condra, District Public Defender; Vanessa D. King, Assistant Public Defender (at plea submission hearing); and Robert G. Morgan, Assistant Public Defender (at sentencing hearing and on appeal), for the appellant, Billy McFarland.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; James Michael Taylor, District Attorney General; Steven M. Blount and William Bobo Copeland, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Billy McFarland, pled guilty to one count of failure to timely report as a violent sexual offender, a Class E felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 40-39-204(b), -208. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court imposed a two-year sentence to be served in confinement. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred by denying his request for an alternative sentence. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.