ROBERT JASON BURGESS v. STANTON HEIDLE, WARDEN - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 30, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Debbie Zimmerle, Lewisburg, Tennessee, for the petitioner, Robert Jason Burgess.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Tracy L. Alcock, Assistant Attorney General; Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the respondent, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Petitioner, Robert Jason Burgess, pled guilty to two counts of the sale of a controlled substance and two counts of rape in Marshall County. As a result, he was sentenced to an effective sentence of twenty-six years. After the denial of post-conviction relief, Petitioner sought habeas corpus relief in which he argued that his guilty plea was unknowingly or involuntarily entered because he was not informed that his sentence carried a community supervision for life provision. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court which dismissed the petition for relief.

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