ANTWAN YUMATA HUNTER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 8, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard C. Strong, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antwan Yumata Hunter.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Roger Moore, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Antwan Yumata Hunter, pled guilty to one count of the sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine, a Class C felony. On appeal, he argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel that rendered his guilty plea involuntary. Specifically, he contends that trial counsel were ineffective for failing to advise him of a mandatory fine that accompanied his guilty plea; for failing to file pretrial motions, including a motion to suppress; and for failing to fully investigate his case. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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