RODERICK D. TATE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 3, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Gulley, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Roderick D. Tate.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; Charme Allen, District Attorney General; and Philip Morton, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Roderick D. Tate, appeals from the denial of post-conviction relief by the Criminal Court for Knox County. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Petitioner entered guilty pleas to six drug-related offenses, for which he received an effective twenty-one- year sentence. On appeal, he argues that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel in relation to his guilty pleas because counsel misinformed him regarding the applicable range of punishment. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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