LAWRENCE RALPH, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 20, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Matthew T. Colvard, McMinnville, Tennessee (at hearing and on appeal); and David Michael DiScenza, Nashville, Tennessee (on appeal), for the appellant, Lawrence Ralph, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Lisa Zavogiannis, District Attorney General; and Thomas J. Miner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Lawrence Ralph, Jr., appeals as of right from the Warren County Circuit Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his drug-related convictions and effective seventeen-year sentence. The Petitioner contends (1) that he received ineffective assistance from trial counsel; and (2) that he was denied access to legal materials that he needed to prepare to represent himself at trial. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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