ANTWAN M. CARTWRIGHT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 22, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jesse Pratt Lords, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antwan M. Cartwright.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Jan Norman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Antwan M. Cartwright (“the Petitioner”) appeals from the post-conviction court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The Petitioner contends that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel based upon trial counsel's failure to timely deliver discovery to the Petitioner and because the Petitioner only met with trial counsel four times during counsel's two-year representation. The Petitioner further argues that, but for trial counsel's inadequate performance, he would not have accepted the State's plea offer to serve a twenty-five year sentence at 100%. After a thorough review of the appellate record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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