STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMY DENISE FRANKLIN - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on May 13, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Edward C. Miller, District Public Defender; Amber D. Haas, Assistant Public Defender, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amy Denise Franklin.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel; James B. (Jimmy) Dunn, District Attorney General; and R. Patrick Harrell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Amy Denise Franklin’s (“the Defendant”) probation officer filed an affidavit alleging that she had violated five rules of probation and had absconded. Following a hearing, the trial court revoked her probation and ordered her to serve the balance of her sentence in confinement. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by ordering her to serve her sentence in confinement without considering alternatives to incarceration. After a review of the record and applicable law, we conclude that the trial court did not abuse its discretion. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

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