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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 22, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Randall B. Tolley, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tarik Robertson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Reginald Henderson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Tarik Robertson, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The petitioner was convicted of observation without consent, a Class A misdemeanor, and sentenced to eleven months and twenty-nine days, suspended to probation following service of four months in the county workhouse. On appeal, the petitioner contends that it was error to deny him post-conviction relief because: (1) the conviction was based upon evidence obtained pursuant to an unlawful arrest; (2) there is newly discovered evidence in the case; (3) he was denied the effective assistance of counsel; and (4) there were cumulative constitutional errors in the trial process. Following review of the record and arguments of the parties, we affirm the decision of the postconviction court.