JOHN DOE v. MARK GWYN, DIRECTOR OF THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 19, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Douglas A. Trant, Loretta G. Cravens, and Troy S. Weston, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Doe.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and John H. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellees, Mark Gwyn, Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, et al.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, John Doe, filed a petition for habeas corpus relief in the Sullivan County Criminal Court to challenge his guilty-pleaded, 1995 attempted aggravated sexual battery conviction arising in that same court. Specifically, the petitioner, whose three-year sentence was suspended, challenged his conviction based upon sanctions imposed upon him by 2004 and 2007 changes to the sexual offender registration law. The habeas corpus court summarily dismissed the petition, and the petitioner appeals. We affirm the order of the habeas corpus court.

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