STATE OF TENNESSEE v. VALDEZ DOMINGO WILSON - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 11, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph Liddell Kirk (on appeal) and M. Jeffrey Whitt (at suppression hearing), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Valdez Domingo Wilson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Charme P. Allen, District Attorney General; and Philip H. Morton, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Valdez Domingo Wilson, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell more than twenty-six grams of a substance containing cocaine, possession with intent to sell not less than one-half ounce but not more than ten pounds of marijuana, possession with intent to sell less than 200 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Appellant received a total effective sentence of ten years in confinement. As part of the plea agreement, appellant reserved a certified question of law that challenged the denial of his motion to suppress. On appeal, he argues that the trial court improperly denied his motion to suppress evidence discovered in his vehicle and home. Following our review of the briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we dismiss appellant’s appeal.