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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 15, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lee W. McDougal, Hendersonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Alina Donegan.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Senior Counsel; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Sarah Whitney Wojnarowski, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Alina Donegan, appeals as of right from the Dickson County Circuit Court’s order revoking her probation and requiring her to serve the remainder of her sentence in confinement. In September 2011, the Defendant pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class C felony; one count of possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; and one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, a Class D felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-12-103, -17- 417, -17-433. The trial court imposed an effective six-year sentence and suspended the sentence to probation upon the Defendant’s “successful entrance into and completion of the drug court” program. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends that the trial court violated her right to due process by not allowing her to present witnesses at the revocation hearing. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.