STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARK A. CRITES - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 6, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sandra L. Wells (on appeal), Franklin, Tennessee; and Everette Parrish (at trial), Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mark A. Crites.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Kyle Hixson, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Kelly A. Lawrence, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Mark A. Crites, was convicted of operating a motor vehicle after being declared a habitual traffic offender, a Class E felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-10-616. The trial court sentenced him as a career offender to serve six years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, appellant argues that the assistant district attorney general committed prosecutorial misconduct in her opening statement and that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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