Thursday, September 2, 2010
Supremes grant cert. in State v Cooper
The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Alecia Cooper from a sentencing decision affirmed in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Cooper, a nurse, committed a DUI in Illinois and a second in Tennessee with a .22 B.A.C. within a week. The Trial Court sentenced her to serve 11 months 29 days at 100%, but indicated a furlough would be granted after 90 days, so she could attend in patient treatment. The Court of Criminal Appeals reviewed the case with a presumption that the sentence was correct and that the appellant failed to overcome the presumption.