STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHAVIS RICARDO DOUGLAS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 25, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael Meise, Dickson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Chavis Ricardo Douglas.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Anton Jackson and Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorneys General for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Chavis Ricardo Douglas, pled guilty to possession of 300 grams or more of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of between one-half ounce and ten pounds of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a weapon, and two counts of possession or casual exchange of marijuana. After the entry of his guilty plea, but before sentencing, the Defendant filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea, which the trial court denied after a hearing. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective sentence of forty-two years to be served in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant claims that the trial court erred when it did not find a “fair and just reason” to allow the Defendant to withdraw his plea. After a thorough review of the applicable law and the record, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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