VICTOR GONZALEZ, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 28, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lawren B. Lassiter (on appeal) and Jon J. Tucci (at hearing), Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Victor Gonzalez, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Lawrence R. Whitley, District Attorney General; and Bryna Landers Grant, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Victor Gonzalez, Jr., appeals the dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief, arguing that the post-conviction court should have found that due process considerations tolled the statute of limitations for filing his petition. Following our review, we conclude that the post-conviction court properly dismissed the petition on the basis that it was filed outside the one-year statute of limitations and the petitioner failed to show any reason for the statute of limitations to be tolled. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court dismissing the petition.

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