STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES D. WOODEN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 29, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James D. Wooden, pro se, Memphis, Tennessee, appellant.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Deshea Dulany Faughn, Senior Counsel; Steven Bebb, District Attorney General; and Carl Petty, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Appellant, James D. Wooden, appeals the trial court’s summary denial of his motion to correct an illegal sentence, as permitted by Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1, for lack of jurisdiction because the sentences have already expired. Although the trial court had jurisdiction to consider the motion, we determine Appellant has failed to state a colorable claim entitling him to relief and, therefore, affirm the denial of the motion.

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