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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 30, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mardoche Olivier, Clarksville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia Lee, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Daniel Stephenson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, Mardoche Olivier, was indicted for driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license and violating the vehicle registration law. While that charge was pending, Defendant filed pro se a petition for habeas corpus relief, which the trial court summarily denied. After a review of the record, we hold that the trial court correctly dismissed the motion for lack of jurisdiction. Because the present appeal is frivolous and because Defendant is abusing the appellate process, we tax the costs to Defendant and restrict further habeas corpus appeals unless Defendant attaches to his notice of appeal a copy of a final judgment for the challenged conviction.