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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 1, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Martha Yoakum, District Public Defender; Tina L. Sloan (on appeal) and William Jones (at hearing), Assistant District Public Defenders, LaFollette, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Brian Brown.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Jared R. Effler, District Attorney General; and Michael O. Ripley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


The Defendant, William Brian Brown, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of property valued more than $10,000, and one count of vandalism valued over $1,000. In accordance with the plea agreement, the trial court placed the Defendant on judicial diversion for six years, to be served on supervised probation. The Defendant agreed to pay restitution to the victims at a minimum of $250 per month. Almost a year later, the State filed a motion to set aside and terminate the order of judicial diversion, which the trial court granted. The trial court revoked the Defendant?s judicial diversion, held a sentencing hearing, and sentenced the Defendant to serve an effective sentence of five years of probation and to pay $100 per month in restitution. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court did not follow proper procedure when it revoked his judicial diversion and that the trial court erred when it revoked his judicial diversion. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court?s judgments.