MICHAEL EUGENE WALLACE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 17, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeffrey T. Daigle, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Eugene Wallace.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Amy Hunter, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Petitioner, Michael Eugene Wallace, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief claiming ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Because Petitioner knew of the statute of limitations when he entered his plea and made a strategic decision not to rely on its protection, he did not receive ineffective assistance. Accordingly, the decision of the post-conviction court is affirmed.

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