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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 10, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph B. Thompson, Tiptonville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Barry Staubus, District Attorney General; and Joseph Eugene Perrin, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Appellant, Joseph B. Thompson, appeals as of right from the Sullivan County Criminal Court?s summary denial of his Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1 motion to correct an illegal sentence. The Appellant contends that his motion stated a colorable claim for relief and that, therefore, the trial court erred in summarily denying the motion. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.