SHAWN BLAIR v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 31, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Melton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shawn Blair.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; William C. Whitesell, Jr., District Attorney General; and Jennifer Jones, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The petitioner, Shawn Blair, appeals the post-conviction court’s dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief from his two convictions for simple possession of marijuana and resulting consecutive sentences of eleven-months, twenty-nine days. On appeal, the petitioner contends that he is entitled to post-conviction relief because he was not advised by trial counsel or the trial court about the immigration consequences of his pleas. Upon review, we affirm the post-conviction court’s denial of the petition.

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