STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARK STEPHEN WILLIAMS - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 6, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Liddell Kirk (on appeal), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Mark S. Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Lori Phillips-Jones, District Attorney General; and Tyler Hurst, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Mark Stephen Williams, appeals the trial court’s revocation of his probation after a revocation hearing at which the defendant was not represented by counsel. He argues that he did not knowingly and voluntarily waive his right to counsel. Following our review, we conclude that the defendant did not execute a knowing and voluntary waiver of his right to counsel. We reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand this case for the appointment of counsel.

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