Shamain Johnson v. State of Tennessee

Shamain Johnson v. State of Tennessee
M2003-03084-CCA-R3-PC

The Appellant, Shamain Johnson, appeals the dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, Johnson collaterally challenges his convictions for class B felony possession of cocaine and two counts of sale of a counterfeit controlled substance, class E felonies. In support of his arguments, Johnson contends that: (1) his community corrections sentences, resulting from these convictions, were not statutorily authorized; (2) his plea agreement, with regard to his convictions for sale of a counterfeit controlled substance, "constitutes a plea to a non-existent offense and is therefore void;" and (3) his guilty pleas to the offenses were not knowingly or voluntarily entered. After review, we affirm the dismissal.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge David G. Hayes
Originating Judge: 
Judge Cheryl A. Blackburn
Date Filed: 
Friday, January 21, 2005