STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BILLY RAMER - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Bryan Jaxon Petty, Selmer, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Billy Ramer.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Mike Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Bob Gray, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Billy Ramer, pled guilty to one count of sexual battery for crimes committed against his granddaughter. The trial court denied judicial diversion, and the defendant appeals. We conclude that the defendant’s appeal was not timely filed and that the interest of justice, having been served by the denial of diversion, does not demand that we waive the time for filing a notice of appeal. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed. We remand the case for correction of the judgment form.

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