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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 14, 2013

Head Comment: Correction: The assistant district attorney has been deleted on the first page

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Bawer Jamil Tayip, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Clayton Bezuidenhout.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jennifer L. Smith, Associate Deputy Attorney General; and Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): TIPTON

The Petitioner, Clayton Bezuidenhout, appeals from the Williamson County Circuit Court’s summary dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief from his 2009 guilty plea to theft of property valued at more than $500 but less than $1000. He contends that the trial court erred by concluding that the petition was untimely and that the one-year statute of limitations was not tolled. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.