CHARLES CALHOUN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 17, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles Calhoun, Pro Se, Only, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, District Attorney General; Dan Hamm, Assistant District Attorney General, for the respondent, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Petitioner, Charles Deon Calhoun, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery. He then filed a pro se petition for post-conviction relief, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. The post-conviction court summarily dismissed the petition for failing to state a colorable claim for relief. Petitioner appealed, arguing that the court erred in dismissing his petition without holding an evidentiary hearing and without appointing counsel to assist in presenting his claim. Upon review of the record, we affirm the decision of the post-conviction court dismissing the petition.

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