TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 23, 2019
A Sumner County judge has disqualified a prosecutor for vindictive prosecution of a DUI case, the Tennessean reports. Judge Dee David Gay signed a court order Monday disqualifying Sumner County Assistant District Attorney Bryna Grant from a case after she told the judge in a hearing that she "absolutely" offers minimum sentences in criminal court, but told the defense attorney in the case she never offers the minimum sentence in criminal court. Gay's ruling concludes that "a prosecutor cannot tell the court one thing and then tell the defense attorney another thing."