• Dawson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica A. Seares, (Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Marc A. Mallon, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0217

    Defendant's Pretrial Admissions in Police Interview Were Not Coerced by Offer of Future Benefit

  • Rosser v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanley W. Schoolcraft, III, (Office of the Public Defender), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0103

    Curative Jury Instruction Was Sufficient to Protect Defendant From Prejudice Arising From Inadmissible Hearsay Testimony

  • Whitehead v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David T. Lock, (David T. Lock, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Abigail Beth Long, (Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0171

    District Attorney's Mere Presence on Venire Did Not Affect Integrity of Jury Selection Process

  • Collins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Derek M. Wright, (Derek M. Wright, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0195

    Post-Trial Conversations With Jurors Did Not Establish Basis For Pursuing Claim of Juror Misconduct

  • Styles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    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 Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, J. David Miller, Michelle Thomas Harrison, Bradfield M. Shealy, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0236

    Evidence Supported Witness's Identification of Defendant's Voice in Phone Conversation

  • Turner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Karl David Cooke, Jr., Dorothy Vinson Hull, (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0247

    Malice Murder Defendant Fails to Show That Trial Counsel Was Ineffective by Failing to Remind Court About Instruction it Said it Would Give the Jury

  • Robinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith, (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0265

    There Was No Abuse of Discretion in Admitting at Trial Demonstrative Firearms That Were Not Used in Alleged Crimes or Body-Camera Footage of Arrest and Crime Scene Video

  • Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Beth Shubow, (Office of the Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Dustin Jeremiah Lee, (Fulton County Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0241

    Trial Counsel Who Said Murder Defendant Never Told Him His Erotic Asphyxiation Defense Did Not Act Unreasonably in Failing to Develop That Line of Defense

  • Rickman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Horne Petrey, (Dekalb County Public Defender's Office), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Sheila Ann Ross, Peter J. Skandalakis, (Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0127

    Any Alleged Error in Trial Court's Admission of Character Evidence to Show Motive and Intent Was Harmless, as Evidence of Defendant's Guilt Was Strong

  • Collins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Long Dai Vo, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Stephany Julissa Luttrell, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Smyrna, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0158

    Trial Court in Felony Murder Case Did Not Err in Giving Jury the State's Requested Instruction on 'Revenge for a Prior Wrong'