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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 5, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kara Everett, Mt. Juilet, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charhela Wilson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Brian Keith Holmgren, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Charhela Wilson, appeals as of right from the Davidson County Criminal Court’s denial of her petition for post-conviction relief. The Petitioner contends that her pleas of nolo contendere to two counts of aggravated child neglect, a Class B felony, were not knowingly and voluntarily entered into due to the ineffective assistance of her trial counsel. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-15-402. However, the Petitioner’s notice of appeal was untimely filed. Following our review, we conclude that the interest of justice does not require waiver of the timely filing requirement in this case. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed.