STATE OF TENNESSEE v. STACEY PHILANDER BALDON - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 23, 2015

Head Comment: With concurring opinion.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stacey Philander Baldon, Memphis, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; and Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Stacey Philander Baldon, appeals the summary denial of his motion, filed pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1, to correct what he believes to be an illegal sentence. Because the petitioner stated a colorable claim for relief under Rule 36.1, which the State concedes, the trial court erred by summarily denying the motion. In consequence, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for further proceedings.