Larry Wade v. State of Tennessee - concurring in part and dissenting in part

Larry Wade v. State of Tennessee - concurring in part and dissenting in part
E2017-02177-CCA-R3-PC

I join the majority in affirming the post-conviction court’s denial of the petitioner’s petition for post-conviction relief. However, I write separately to dissent from the majority’s holding that a hearing on a motion to withdraw a guilty plea, which a defendant files after sentencing but before the judgment becomes final, does not constitute a “critical stage” of the proceedings and, therefore, does not provide the constitutional right to the effective assistance of counsel.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Norma McGee Ogle
Originating Judge: 
Judge Thomas C. Greenholtz
Date Filed: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018