• Worthen v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Georgia Public Defender Council, Appellate Division), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel H. Altman, Courtney McGowan Patterson, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, Scott Orion Teague, (Douglas County District Attorney Office), Douglasville, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0924

    Evidence as to Defendant's Gang Membership Was Probative as to His Motive to Encourage Another Person to Shoot Victim

  • Dunlap v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Deborah Leslie, (The Leslie Group, LLC), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrea Newton, John Cranford, (Coweta Judicial Circuit), Newnan, Timothy Marlow, (Office of the District Attorney), Greenville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1083

    Court affirms burglary and property damage convictions over defendant's objections to uncorroborated accomplice testimony

  • In the Interest of C. A. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2019-09-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Barnwell, (Avrett, Ponder & Withrock), Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Cynthia Johnson, (Johnson Law PC), Cohutta, for appellee. Joshua Smith, Kermit McManus, (Attorney at Law), Dalton, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0969

    Court affirms juvenile court order terminating the parental rights of a dependent child's mother

  • Hood v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Bonner, (GPDSC Appellate Division), Atlanta, Karen Wilkes. (Tallapoosa Circuit Public Defender), Cedartown, for appellant.
    for defendant: Oliver Browning, (District Attorney), Cedartown, Ryan Remsen, (Attorney at Law), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0952

    Court reverses trial court's denial of defendant's motion to withdraw negotiated guilty plea to child molestation

  • Foster v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lucy Dodd Roth, Katherine Morgan Mason (Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0854

    Trial Court's Jury Instructions on Mental Illness and Punishment Were Not Contradictory

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith, (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, James Linder Prine, II, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Thomasville, Bradfield M. Shealy, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0880

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's contentions regarding insufficiency of evidence and ineffective assistance of counsel.

  • Moreno v. Carniceria, Loa #2

    Publication Date: 2019-09-17
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Bret Moore, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Ibrahim Awad, (The Awad Law Firm, P.C.), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Bledsoe, Brittany Dant, (The Minor Firm), Dalton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0882

    Court vacates dismissal of renewal case and remands for determination of whether original complaint was served on defendant

  • Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Georgia Public Defender Council, Appellate Division), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Richard Ashley Mallard, Keith A. McIntyre, (Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Statesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0818

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's claims of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Blackwell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Jody Blackwell, Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, Tara Latimer, (Walton County District Attorney's Office), Monroe, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0801

    Court vacates order denying defendant's motion for an out-of-time appeal and remands case for a hearing on ineffective assistance of counsel regarding that appeal.

  • Cox v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Scott Key, (Miller & Key, PA), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Lang Adams, Richard G. Milam, Cynthia Trimboli Adams, Elizabeth Knight Bobbitt, (Towaliga Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Barnesville, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0791

    Court affirms murder conviction over defendant's objections to evidence, assistance of counsel, and trial court error.