State of Tennessee v. Christopher Minor - Concurring

State of Tennessee v. Christopher Minor - Concurring
W2016-00348-SC-R11-CD

Christopher Minor was sentenced to serve additional time in prison for violations of the criminal gang offense statute, Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-121(b) (2014). While his case was on appeal, the Court of Criminal Appeals in State v. Bonds, 502 S.W.3d 118, 157 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2016), declared that a portion of the criminal gang offense statute was unconstitutional. Today, the Court vacates Mr. Minor’s convictions for violating the criminal gang offense statute. It is only fair that Mr. Minor should not have to serve additional time in prison for violating a statute that an appellate court declared unconstitutional while his appeal was pending. 

Authoring Judge: 
Justice Sharon G. Lee
Originating Judge: 
Judge Roy B. Morgan
Date Filed: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018