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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 23, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Timothy L. Jefferson, Tiptonville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent Cherry, Senior Counsel; and Glenn Funk, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Timothy L. Jefferson (“the Petitioner”) appeals from the summary dismissal of his Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Supersedeas (“the Petition”) for failure to make partial payment of the initial filing fee. Upon review, we hold that the Petitioner filed sufficient documentation to show that he was unable to make partial payment of the initial filing fee. However, we conclude that the trial court properly dismissed the Petition because the writ of certiorari is not available in this case. Therefore, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.