ANTONIO WILLIAMS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 30, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Liddell Kirk, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antonio Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Randy E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Sean McDermott, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Antonio Williams (“the Petitioner”) pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance within a drug-free zone and agreed to a revocation of probation on a prior sentence. Pursuant to his plea agreement, the Petitioner received a total effective sentence of ten years to be served at 100%. In this appeal from the denial of post-conviction relief, the Petitioner contends that the post-conviction court erred in finding: (1) that his plea was intelligently and voluntarily made; and (2) that trial counsel’s performance was not deficient. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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