STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DEON MARQUETT BOYKINS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Shana Johnson, Somerville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Deon Marquett Boykins.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Joe Van Dyke, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellant, Deon Marquett Boykins, pled guilty to two counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution and one count of possessing a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to an effective five years on probation. On appeal, the appellant contends that the trial court erred by denying his request for judicial diversion. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for a new sentencing hearing.

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