STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHARLES NEWSOM - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 10, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Dawn Deaner, District Public Defender; Emma Rae Tennent, Assistant District Public Defender (on appeal); and Aisha McWeay, Assistant District Public Defender (at hearing), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Newsom.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Amy Hunter, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Charles Newsom, was convicted of aggravated burglary upon his best interest guilty plea. See T.C.A. § 39-14-403 (2014). As part of the plea agreement, he accepted a three-year, Range I sentence, with the question of judicial diversion and the manner of service to be determined by the trial court. The trial court denied judicial diversion and imposed a split-confinement sentence of one year of confinement followed by two years of probation. On appeal, he contends that the trial court erred in denying judicial diversion. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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