Opinion Flash

April 21, 2004
Volume 10 — Number 077

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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JONATHAN ABERNATHY, JR.

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Stanley K. Pierchoski, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, for the appellant,
Jonathan Abernathy, Jr.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Richard Dunavant,
Assistant Attorney General; and Mike Bottoms, District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Defendant, Jonathan Abernathy, Jr., was convicted by a jury of
tampering with evidence.   In this appeal, the Defendant argues that
the trial court erred by not suppressing testimony of police officers
regarding the actions they witnessed the Defendant take during their
search of his residence.  He contends that the search was illegal
because the search warrant that the officers executed at his residence
was invalid; therefore, the officers should have been precluded from
testifying as to what they witnessed while they were at the
Defendant's residence.  We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/abernathyj.wpd

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CARLA JUANITA PRINCE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Philip A. Condra, District Public Defender, and David O. McGovern,
Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Carla Juanita Prince.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michael Markham,
Assistant Attorney General; James Michael Taylor, District Attorney
General; and Steven M. Blount, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: GLENN

First Paragraph:

Following a jury trial, the defendant, Carla Juanita Prince, was
convicted of DUI, first offense, a Class A misdemeanor, and reckless
driving, a Class B misdemeanor.  She was sentenced, respectively, to
eleven months, twenty-nine days, suspended except for forty-eight
hours, and six months, suspended except for forty-eight hours.  The
two forty-eight-hour jail terms were ordered to be served
consecutively, and the probationary terms were ordered to be served
concurrently.  Additionally, her driver's license was revoked for one
year and she was fined a total of $360.  On appeal, the defendant
argues that the evidence was insufficient to support her conviction
for DUI.  Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial
court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/princecarlaj.wpd

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