Jamie N. Grimes v. State of Tennessee

Jamie N. Grimes v. State of Tennessee

The Davidson County Criminal Court denied the Petitioner’s petition for post-conviction relief from his conviction of selling twenty-six grams or more of cocaine within one thousand feet of a school and resulting twenty-five-year sentence. The Petitioner appealed to this court, arguing that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel and that the State violated the mandatory joinder rule, and we affirmed the judgment of the post-conviction court. However, in a footnote to our opinion, we noted errors in the post-conviction court’s order that did not accurately reflect what occurred at the post-conviction evidentiary hearing. The Tennessee Supreme Court granted the Petitioner’s application for permission to appeal, vacated the judgment of this court, and remanded the case to the post-conviction court for entry of a corrected order denying the petition for post-conviction relief. The amended order is now before us. Upon reconsideration of the record and the parties’ briefs, we again affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Norma McGee Ogle
Originating Judge: 
Judge Monte Watkins
Date Filed: 
Monday, January 7, 2019