STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRIAN MARSHALL KEYS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 29, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hershell D. Koger (on appeal), Pulaski, Tennessee; and James M. Marshall (at trial), Spring Hill, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brian Marshall Keys.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Kyle Hixson, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Brent Cooper, Assistant District Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Maury County jury convicted the Defendant, Brian Marshall Keys, of one count of selling 0.5 grams or more of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and two counts of selling less than 0.5 grams of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. The trial court ordered the Defendant to serve an effective sentence of fifteen years. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the trial court erred when it denied his constitutional challenge to the Drug-Free School Zone Act and that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions. After a thorough review of the record and relevant authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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