STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMBER R. GALEMORE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 29, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Chase T. Smith, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Amber R. Galemore.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel, Criminal Justice Division; John W. Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Arthur Bieber, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

In two separate cases, the Defendant, Amber R. Galemore, pled guilty to possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and to theft of property. She was sentenced to an effective sentence of eight years on probation. As part of the Defendant’s plea agreement, she reserved a certified question of law pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2). The question is articulated in the record as, “Whether the search warrant issued by a General Sessions Judge for Montgomery County, Tennessee, which was based on statements of an unknown person outside the defendant’s residence and computer keystroke software results[,] provided a sufficient nexus to make a probable cause determination.” After reviewing the record and applicable law, we conclude that the trial court did not err when it denied the Defendant’s motion to suppress. Accordingly, we affirm the Defendant’s convictions.

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