ERNEST N. BOWEN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 15, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Emeterio R. Hernando, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ernest N. Bowen.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel, Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles and Richard Cawley, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Ernest N. Bowen, appeals the Bedford County Circuit Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his three convictions for selling a Schedule II controlled substance and one conviction for one possessing a Schedule II controlled substance for resale and resulting effective fifteen-year sentence. On appeal, the Petitioner claims that he received the ineffective assistance of trial counsel, which resulted in his pleading guilty unknowingly and involuntarily. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the post-conviction court’s denial of the petition.

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