JOHNNY YOUNG V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 9, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nathan Caldwell (on appeal) and Ashley Preston (at post-conviction hearing), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Johnny Young.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Roger Moore, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Johnny Young, contends that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel at trial – citing multiple bases supporting his contention – and on appeal – citing counsel’s failure to file a motion for new trial – and asks this court to either grant him a new trial or a delayed appeal. After reviewing the record and the applicable authorities, we conclude that counsel was ineffective for failing to file a motion for new trial and, therefore, grant the Petitioner a delayed appeal.

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