JOSHUA FAULKNER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 11, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rosalind E. Brown, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joshua Faulkner.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Stacy McEndree, Assistant District Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Petitioner, Joshua Faulkner, pursuant to a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, and aggravated assault, with a total effective sentence of ten years of incarceration. Thereafter, the Petitioner filed, pro se, a petition for post-conviction relief. Counsel was appointed and, after a hearing, the post-conviction court denied the petition. On appeal, the Petitioner maintains that Counsel was ineffective because he coerced the Petitioner into entering a guilty plea. After a thorough review of the record and relevant law, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.

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