State of Tennessee v. Troy Brooks

State of Tennessee v. Troy Brooks
05-0159-05-0164

The Defendant, Troy Brooks, who was formerly a licensed attorney in the State of Tennessee,was indicted by a grand jury in Wilson County for five counts of theft over $10,000, four counts of theft over $1000, six counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in the amount of $1000 to $10,000, and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card in the amount of over $500. The offenses arose from the Defendant’s misuse of nine clients’ trust monies and credit card accounts during the course of several months. The Defendant requested pretrial diversion, and the district attorney general denied the Defendant’s request. The Defendant filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Wilson County Criminal Court, alleging that the district attorney general abused his discretion by denying pretrial diversion. The trial court denied the Defendant’s petition. The Defendant filed a motion for  interlocutory appeal of the trial court’s decision, and this Court granted the Defendant’s motion. This Court now affirms the judgment of the trial court and concludes that the district attorney general did not abuse his discretion by denying pretrial diversion.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge David H. Welles
Originating Judge: 
Judge J. O. Bond
Date Filed: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006