MICHAEL JOSEPH LUGIAI, SR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 8, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kevin McClean Kelly, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Joseph Lugiai, Sr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Deputy Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Chris Buford, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

In July 2012, the Petitioner, Michael Joseph Lugiai, Sr., entered a “best interests” guilty plea to four counts of aggravated assault. He timely filed a petition for post-conviction relief alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that his plea was unknowing and involuntary. Following a hearing on the petition, the post-conviction court denied relief. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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