STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRIS BASHAM - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 16, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles S. Kelly, Sr., Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Chris John Basham.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General; and Jim Cannon, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The defendant, Chris Basham, appeals his convictions for improper display of registration plates, tampering with or fabricating evidence, simple possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of hydrocodone, and simple possession of alprazolam, for which he received an effective three-year sentence. On appeal, the defendant contends the trial court erred when not suppressing the evidence collected during the search of his car, and the prosecution failed to prove chain of custody. Following our consideration of the arguments of the parties, record, briefs, and applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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