MATTHEW W. WAMBLES V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jennifer Lynn Thompson (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, and J. Runyon (at hearing), Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Matthew W. Wambles.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Chris Monsue, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Matthew W. Wambles (“the Petitioner”) pleaded nolo contendere to one count of aggravated sexual battery and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court sentenced the Petitioner to concurrent terms of eight years’ incarceration. The Petitioner subsequently filed for post-conviction relief, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that his pleas are constitutionally infirm. After a hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief, and this appeal followed. Upon our thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the postconviction court.

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