• Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    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, Clifford Paul Bowden, (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1454

    Court Affirms Conviction of Robbery Participant Convicted of Felony Murder but Vacates Sentence After Trial Court Failed to Merge Predicate Offense with Felony Murder Charge

  • Dunn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Shane Howard, (McMillan & Rawlings, LLP), Sandersville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., Rebecca Ashley Wright, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: s18a1284

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Sought Challenge Trial Court's Refusal to Allow Defense to Use Peremptory Strike on White Juror

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Alan Anderson, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Meyerhoefer, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Stephen Andrew Bradley, Allison Thatcher Mauldin, (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Milledgeville, Greensboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1169

    Murder conviction affirmed after court finds no error in admitting jailhouse testimony or in denying motion to sever

  • Raines v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christina Rupp Cribbs, Veronica M. O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council - Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Scott L. Ballard, Benjamin David Coker, Brittany Ashton Fallin, A.D.A., (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0725

    Court Affirms Conviction of

  • Bennefield v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Bennefield, Alamo, 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, Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1410

    Court Rejects Untimely Appeal of Guilty Plea by Murderer

  • Sloans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron Scott Palmer, (Middle Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Swainsboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, A.D.A., Natalie Spires Paine, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1138

    Court Rejects Appeal by Convicted Murderer Who Challenged Use of Autopsy Photos at Trial

  • Patterson et al. v. Kevon, LLC d/b/a Big Kev's Barbecue

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blakely Holloway Frye, Travis M. Cashbaugh, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Pamela Newsom Lee, David Anthony Smith, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. John David Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Allison Elmore Thornton (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for amicus appellant.

    Case Number: S17G1957

    No heightened summary judgment standard for plaintiffs in food poisoning cases

  • Parks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Allen Yurachek, (Yurachek & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Michael Scott Carlson, Deputy Chief. A.D.A., Grady A. Moore, A.D.A., Amelia Greeson Pray, A.D.A., D. Victor Reynolds, District Attorney (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0949

    Gang Expert's Testimony Properly Admitted to Show Defendant's Participation in Criminal Gang Activity

  • Ballard v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rico Ballard, Jackson, 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, Kevin Christopher Armstrong (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0998

    The trial court should have dismissed, rather than denied, defendant's motion and amended motion in arrest of judgment following his convictions for murder and aggravated assault, as the trial court lacked jurisdiction to decide the untimely motions.

  • Mitchell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Judges
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lynn M. Kleinrock (Law Office of Lynn M. Kleinrock), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham (Department of Law), Atlanta; Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0779

    The trial court did not improperly comment on the evidence when it instructed the jury venire.