Dunn v. Alabama

Chase Andrew Dunn petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari review of the Court of Criminal Appeals' decision affirming the trial court's revocation of his probation. Dunn pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. That sentence was split, and Dunn was ordered to serve two years' imprisonment followed by three years' probation. Dunn's probation officer filed a delinquency report alleging that Dunn had violated the terms of his probation by: (1) committing the new offense of third-degree robbery; (2) failing to pay court-ordered moneys; and (3) failing to pay supervision fees. The Supreme Court granted Dunn's petition to determine whether the Court of Criminal Appeals' decision conflicted with "Goodgain v. Alabama," (775 So. 2d 591 (Ala. Crim. App. 1999)). The Supreme Court concluded that it did, and therefore reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings. View "Dunn v. Alabama" on Justia Law