STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ROY D. SEAGRAVES - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 5, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Chadwick W. Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Roy D Seagraves.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Carlin Hess, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, Defendant, Roy Seagraves, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. He properly reserved a certified question of law for appeal. The question of law is dispositive of the case. Having reviewed the record in this case, we hold that the evidence does not support the trial court’s finding that the police officer had reasonable suspicion to stop Defendant’s vehicle. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and dismiss the charges with prejudice.

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