• Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    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

  • Cox v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    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.

  • Jacobs v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, George Elemuel Barnhill, Michelle Chapman McIntire, (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0723

    Court affirms ex-wife's murder convictions over claims of ineffective assistance of counsel with respect to battered person arguments

  • The State v. Coleman

    Publication Date: 2019-09-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Teri Brown Walker, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Dustin Jeremiah Lee, (Fulton County Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tanya F. Miller, (Law Office of Tanya F. Miller), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0603

    Statutory Time Limit on Charging Juvenile Did Not Apply to Juvenile Who Was Released Prior to Running of Time Period

  • Morton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dawn Hunsicker Taylor, (Dawn H. Taylor, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Samuel Richard d'Entremont, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0899

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's multiple claims of error.

  • Jackson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jane S. Dansie, (Toombs Circuit Public Defender's Office), Thomson, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, William Patrick Doupé, Dennis C. Sanders, (Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Thomson, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0861

    Jury Instruction on Self-Defense Not Faulty For Inclusion of "Spirit of Revenge" Language

  • Rhynes v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Emily Catherine Puhala, Christine Sieger Barker, (Office of the District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0509

    Court rejects murder defendant's challenge to admission of video recorded interview testimony

  • Victoria v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-04
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Samuel Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel H. Altman, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, Jessica Black Wilson, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0686

    Defendant Offered No Evidence to Support His Contention His Attorneys Failed to Fully Inform Him of State's Plea Offer

  • Cheeves v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-09-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Benjamin David Coker, Marie Greene Broder, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office) Thomaston, Elizabeth Morgan Kendrick, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0739

    Defendant Who Pointed Gun At Victim and Fired Multiple Rounds Not Entitled to Invol-untary Manslaughter Instruction

  • Fleming v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, Bentley C. Adams, III, (Attorney at Law), Lihue, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Gerald Mason, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0116

    Court affirms murder and other convictions over defendant's multiple objections.