JOHNNY L. McGOWAN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 20, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Johnny L. McGowan, Pro se, on appeal, and Jon Wing, at trial, for the Defendant-Appellant, Johnny L. McGowan.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Amy Hunter, on appeal and James Douglas Sledge, at trial, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

Pro se petitioner, Johnny L. McGowan, appeals the Davidson County Criminal Court’s summary dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, the Petitioner asserts that the statute of limitations should be tolled because his claim is based on a constitutional right that did not exist at the time of his plea, and further contends that the post-conviction court erred in failing to appoint counsel prior to dismissal. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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