STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTHONY JOHN SILVA - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 3, 2016

Head Comment: With D. KELLY THOMAS, JR., dissenting.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Kim Helper, District Attorney General; and Carlin Hess, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Mark L. Puryear III, Franklin, Tennessee, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Anthony John Silva, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He filed a motion to suppress the evidence, which the trial court granted. The State now appeals, arguing that the defendant?s arrest was sufficiently supported by probable cause. Following our review of the briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we reverse the judgment of the trial court granting the defendant?s motion to suppress, and we remand for further proceedings.