STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES SELLARS - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 24, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Sellars, Pro Se, Clifton, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; William Whitesell, District Attorney General; Shawn Puckett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

This matter is before the Court upon the State’s motion to dismiss or in the alternative to affirm the judgment of the trial court by memorandum opinion pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Petitioner, James Sellars, has appealed the lower court’s order dismissing his petition for post-conviction relief in which he alleged that the trial court improperly sentenced him as a career offender. Upon a review of the record in this case, we are persuaded that the trial court was correct in dismissing the petition for post-conviction relief and that this case meets the criteria for affirmance pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Accordingly, the State’s motion is granted, and the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

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