WILLIAM PHILLIPS, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 2, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gena Lewis and T. Scott Jones, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Phillips, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; Charme P. Allen, District Attorney General; and Willie R. Lane, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, William Phillips, Jr., appeals the dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus/motion for Rule 36.1 correction of an illegal sentence, arguing that the trial court imposed an illegal sentence in violation of Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) by altering the sentence in his negotiated plea agreement, which the trial court accepted prior to the sentencing hearing. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the habeas court dismissing the petition.

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