STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ASHLEY MARIE WITWER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 16, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Elaine Heard, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ashley Marie Witwer.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson III; District Attorney General; Brian Ewald, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Appellant, Ashley Marie Witwer, brings a certified question of law regarding whether the retroactive application of the Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004, as amended in 2012, to her conviction for promoting prostitution is an unconstitutional ex post facto law. After careful review of the parties? briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we determine that the law is constitutional. Accordingly, the judgment of the criminal court is affirmed.

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