JAMES OSCAR MASON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 9, 2014

Head Comment: CORRECTION: On page 8, third paragraph, line 9, the word "Goud" is changed to "Goad".

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Ronald Tucker, Jr. (on appeal); and Forest A. Durard, Jr. (at hearing), Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, James Oscar Mason.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Richard A. Cawley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, James Oscar Mason, appeals the denial of post-conviction relief from his 2012 Bedford County Circuit Court jury conviction of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, for which he received a sentence of 10 years’ incarceration. In this appeal, the petitioner contends that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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