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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 23, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Richard Hughes, Jr., District Public Defender; and Keith Roberts, Assistant District Public Defender, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ramsey Harris.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; Robert Steven Bebb, District Attorney General; and Andrew D. Watts, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee

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Petitioner, Ramsey Harris, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, false reporting to a law enforcement officer, and two counts of felony theft of property. He received an effective sentence of twenty years as a Range III offender. As part of the plea agreement, several other charges were dismissed. In his post-conviction proceedings, petitioner asserts that numerous errors with respect to trial counsel’s advice to him regarding the guilty plea to false reporting amounted to ineffective assistance of counsel. Following our review, we affirm the denial of post-conviction relief.