LAQUINT DECO HOLDER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 28, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ryan C. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Laquint Deco Holder.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Senior Counsel; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Jeff Burks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Petitioner, Laquint Deco Holder, pleaded guilty to sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone, and the trial court entered the agreed sentence of six years to be served at 100%. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, alleging that he had received the ineffective assistance of counsel and that his guilty plea was unknowingly and involuntarily entered. After a hearing, the trial court dismissed the petition. On appeal, the Petitioner maintains that his counsel was ineffective and that his guilty plea was not knowingly and voluntarily entered. After review, we conclude that the post-conviction court did not err when it dismissed the Petitioner’s petition for post- conviction relief. We therefore affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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