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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 20, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dawn Deanor, District Public Defendant; Aisha McWeay, Assistant Public Defendant (at guilty plea and sentencing hearing); and Emma Rae Tennant, Assistant Public Defender (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-appellant, Bobby Lee Johnson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; and Rob McGuire, Assistant District Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SUMMERS

The appellant, Bobby Lee Johnson, pled guilty to one count of possession of morphine with intent to sell, a Class B felony; one count of driving under the influence, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of aggravated burglary, a Class C felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-17-417, 55-10-401, 39-14-403. Following a sentencing hearing, appellant was sentenced to an effective sentence of eight years to be served in confinement. In this appeal as of right, appellant contends that the trial court erred by denying his request for alternative sentencing. We affirm the trial court’s sentence.