STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES LOUIS RHODES, II - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 13, 2014

Head Comment: With dissenting opinion.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William J. Eledge, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, James Louis Rhodes, II.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophie S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Christi Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant was convicted of assault and child neglect, both Class A misdemeanors. He was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of eleven months and twenty-nine days. On appeal, the defendant argues that his sentences are excessive and that the trial court erred by denying his request for judicial diversion. After carefully reviewing the record de novo to determine if the trial court’s sentencing decisions can be upheld, we conclude that no reversible error was committed. The judgments of the trial court are affirmed.