• Woods v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-16
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason Michael McLendon, (McLendon Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Matthew Kyle Winchester, (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Christopher M. Carr, (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, Michelle Thomas Harrison, James Bennett Threlkeld, Bradfield M. Shealy, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0862

    Potential Prejudice From Trial Counsel's Alleged Ineffectiveness Required Remand For Review of Facts and Related Issues

  • Hughes v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Edward Clark, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Cody M. Long, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Alane Penn, Heather Nicole Dunn, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0730

    Trial Court Provided Reasoned Explanation For Denying Defendant's Self-Defense Immunity Claim

  • Jackson v. Crickmar, Warden

    Publication Date: 2021-07-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leigh Ann Webster, (Strickland Webster, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Steven Mark Rodham, (Womack, Rodham & Ray, P.C.), Lafayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0286

    Merger Claims May Be Raised for the First Time in Habeas and Are Not Procedurally Barred by Habeas Petitioner's Failure to Raise Them Earlier in His Criminal Case

  • Moore v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sydney Rene Strickland, (Strickland Webster, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Kathleen Leona McCanless, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joyette Marie Holmes, Linda Jeanne Dunikoski, D. Victor Reynolds, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0220

    Court affirms co-defendants' murder convictions over their contentions of insufficient evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, and other alleged trial court errors

  • Redding v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-07
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Kyle Winchester, (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, Ashutosh S. Joshi, (Joshi Law Firm, PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Kathleen Leona McCanless, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Darius T. Pattillo, Sharon Lee Hopkins, (Flint Circuit District Attorney's Office), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0331

    Evidence Did Not Support Shooter's Self-Defense Claim

  • Bell v. Raffensperger

    Publication Date: 2021-05-24
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew W. Bell, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr, Miles Christian Skedsvold, Bryan Keith Webb, Charlene Swartz McGowan, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0306

    Secretary of State Could Not Be Compelled to Place Name on Ballot After Election Had Already Taken Place

  • Truett v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Ruth Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Alane Penn, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0162

    Court affirms conviction s for malice murder and related crimes in the death of a 2-year old over defendant's contentions of error in denying character witness testimony

  • Smith v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Alexander Miller, (Steven A. Miller Law), Summerville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, William C. Enfinger, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Leigh Ellen Patterson, Emily Griffin Johnson, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0086

    Admission of Hearsay Under Residual Exception Rule Not Precluded For Failure of Trial Court to State Determinations

  • Thurman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-07
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    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, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Jason Matthew Rea, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0392

    Trial Counsel Not Ineffective For Failing to Call Possible Alibi Witness Whose Whereabouts Were Unknown

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian C. Tevis, (Tevis Law Firm, LLC.), 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, Mathew Eli Plott, (Office Of The Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0034

    No Double Jeopardy Where Properly Instructed Jury Might Have Found Prosecution Witness Was Not Accomplice

  • Gialenios v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-23
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Kenneth Luttrell, Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Deborah Gonzalez, James Powers, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, Kenneth Mauldin, (District Attorney), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1196

    Exclusion of Cell Site Location Information Obtained Without Warrant Would Have No Significant Effect Deterrent Effect