EDWARD SHAWNDALE ROBINSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Apr 29, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Edward Shawndale Robinson, Pro Se, Pikeville, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Ronald L. Davis, District Attorney General, and Sean B. Duddy, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Following a traffic stop on Interstate 40, Appellant, Edward Shawndale Robinson, was indicted by the Hickman County Grand Jury in August of 2009 for possession of more than ten pounds of marijuana with the intent to deliver and following traffic too closely. Appellant sought unsuccessfully to have evidence seized from him suppressed prior to trial. After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of possession of more than ten pounds of marijuana and sentenced to six years as a Range II, multiple offender. Appellant presents the following issues for our review on appeal: (1) whether Appellant received a fair and impartial jury; (2) whether the stop and subsequent search of Appellant’s vehicle was valid; and (3) whether Appellant received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. After a review of the law and applicable authorities, we conclude Appellant’s failure to include transcripts of the hearing on the motion for new trial and hearing on the motion to suppress results in a waiver of the issues raised on appeal. Further, Appellant has failed to show plain error that would result in our review of the issues despite the waiver. Accordingly, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

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