STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARK JOSEPH GRAVES - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 4, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Troy L. Bowlin, II, Morristown, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mark Joseph Graves.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, District Attorney General; and Kimberly Morrison, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GRAVES

The Defendant, Mark Joseph Graves, entered a best interest plea to attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, in exchange for a two-year and one-day sentence, as a Range I standard offender, at thirty percent. As part of the Defendant’s plea agreement, he reserved a certified question of law pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2) as to whether an affidavit in support of a search warrant must allege when the illegal activity occurred. After reviewing the record and applicable law, we conclude that the Defendant is not entitled to relief. Accordingly, we affirm the Defendant’s conviction.

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