Opinion Flash

August 17, 2004
Volume 10 — Number 158

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
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01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility

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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTHONY C. CARRIER

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Joseph Harrison, Blountville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony C.
Carrier.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Jennifer L. Bledsoe,
Assistant Attorney General; Greeley Wells, District Attorney General;
and Rebecca H. Davenport, Assistant District Attorney General, for the
appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Defendant, Anthony Carrier, pled guilty to aggravated burglary,
felony theft, and misdemeanor vandalism.  Pursuant to his plea
agreement, he received an effective sentence of three years, with the
manner of service of the sentences to be determined by the trial
court.  After a sentencing hearing, the trial court ordered the
Defendant to serve his sentences in confinement.  It is from this
order that the Defendant appeals.  We affirm the judgment of the trial
court.

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

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TERRY WAYNE PERKINS

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Steve McEwen, Mountain City, Tennessee, for the appellant Terry W.
Perkins.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Elizabeth T. Ryan,
Assistant Attorney General; William Paul Phillips, District Attorney
General; and Scarlett W. Ellis, Assistant District Attorney General, 
for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

First Paragraph:

The appellant, Terry Wayne Perkins, was indicted on charges of driving
under the influence, fourth offense, operating a motor vehicle after
being declared an habitual motor vehicle offender, violation of the
implied consent law, and driving on a revoked license.  He was
acquitted of the D.U.I. charge.  A jury convicted him of violation of
the implied consent law and driving on a revoked license.  He was
sentenced to an 11- month-and-29-day sentence at 75% for the violation
of the implied consent law and six months at 75% for the driving on a
revoked license conviction.  The two sentences were ordered to run
concurrently and the trial court ordered the appellant to serve 15
days of the sentence in the county jail, after which he would be
released on probation, and assessed a $100 fine for each conviction. 
On appeal, the appellant challenges the trial court's decision to
order him to serve 15 days in jail.  For the following reasons, we
affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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

Authority to Guarantee Student Loans

Date: August 16, 2004

Opinion Number: 04-132                     

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2004/op132.pdf

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