STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ERICKA ALICIA SMITH - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 20, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dawn Deaner, District Public Defender; Emma Rae Tennent (on appeal) and J. Michael Engle (at hearing), Assistant Public Defenders, for the appellant, Ericka Alicia Smith.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General, Senior Counsel; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Robert Jones, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, Ericka Alicia Smith, received a twelve-year sentence to be served on Community Corrections after pleading guilty to attempted aggravated child neglect. After holding a hearing, the trial court determined that Defendant violated the conditions of her alternative sentence and ordered her to serve the remainder of her sentence in confinement. On appeal, Defendant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by refusing to impose another alternative sentence. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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