Thursday, December 8, 2011

Apeals Court Reverses and Imposes Community Corrections in Drug Case

Angela Colley pled guilty to selling 0.5 grams or more of cocaine on June 9, 2008 , delivering 0.5 grams, selling less than 0.5 grams of cocaine on June 17, 2008, and delivering less than 0.5 grams of cocaine on June 17, in the Sullivan County. Pursuant to her plea agreement, count two merged with count one and count four merged with count three, and Colley received a sentence of eight years at thirty percent for count one and a concurrent sentence of three years at thirty percent for count three, for an effective sentence of eight years, with the manner of service to be determined by the trial court. 

At the sentencing hearing, the trial court denied all forms of alternative sentencing. On appeal, Colley argues that the trial court erred in denying her request for an alternative sentence. Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the judgments of the trial court and remand for entry of judgments sentencing Colley to community corrections and for consideration of other terms and conditions that the trial court deems appropriate pursuant to the Community Corrections Act.

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