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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 15, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Timothy V. Potter (at plea acceptance hearing and on appeal); and Andrew E. Mills (on appeal), Dickson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Curtis W. Hammock.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Dan Mitchum Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Margaret F. Sagi and Carey J. Thompson, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Curtis W. Hammock was indicted for initiating a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a handgun, and child neglect. He pleaded guilty to the first two counts and received a sentence of ten years on the drug charge to be served in community corrections and a concurrent sentence of two years in community corrections for the handgun charge. The State dismissed the child neglect charge. As a condition of his guilty plea, appellant, with agreement from the State and the trial court, reserved a certified question of law for our consideration: “Whether the trial court correctly ruled[,] following a suppression hearing[,] that the Defendant did voluntarily consent to a search of his residence subsequent to the unlawful entry of law enforcement on June 12, 2012?” Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.