TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 11, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed a trial court’s revocation of judicial diversion for Westley A. Albright, who entered a no contest guilty plea to one count of solicitation of a minor, for which he was placed on judicial diversion and received a one-year probationary term.  As a condition of his probation, Albright was required to register as a sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment. The trial court revoked Albright’s judicial diversion after he was discharged from his sex offender treatment program for noncompliance. Chief Justice Jeff Bivins authored the court's opinion, with Justice Sharon Lee authoring a dissenting opinion that found the revocation of Albright's diversion violated his due process rights.