STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH SCOTT MORRELL - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 7, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gene G. Scott, Jr., Jonesborough, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Scott Morrell.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Tony Clark, District Attorney General; and Justin Irick, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Joseph Scott Morrell, appeals his Washington County Criminal Court jury conviction of third offense driving under the influence (“DUI”), claiming that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction, that the verdict of the jury was not unanimous, and that the trial court should have dismissed the indictment or declared a mistrial following the State’s improper commentary during closing argument. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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