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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 7, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Josie S. Holland, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Pamela Moses.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin E. D. Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Paul Hagerman and Bryce Phillips, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Pamela Moses, entered guilty pleas to theft of merchandise worth $500 or less, tampering with or fabricating evidence, forgery, perjury, stalking, and escape in exchange for an effective sentence of seven years. Shortly after entry of these judgments, Moses filed a motion to withdraw her guilty pleas, which was denied by the trial court following a hearing. On appeal, Moses argues that the trial court abused its discretion in denying the motion to withdraw her plea. We affirm the trial court's denial of the motion to withdraw the guilty plea but remand for correction of clerical errors in the judgment forms.