• The State v. Rosenbaum et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Prescott Boring, D. Victor Reynolds, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Daysha D'Anya Young, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, James Luther Wright, (Flint Circuit District Attorneys Office), McDonough for appellant.
    for defendant: Corinne M. Mull, (The Mull Law Firm), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1090

    Court affirms order suppressing evidence from electronic devices due to delays in procuring a search warrant

  • Beasley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, PC.), 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: S18A1252

    No Ineffectiveness of Counsel For Failing to Maintain Objection Against Application of Habitation Defense to Homicide Victim

  • The State v. Hanna

    Publication Date: 2019-02-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Beth Shubow, (Fulton County Public Defender), Atlanta, Zanele Elaine Ngubeni, Margaret Elizabeth Bullard, (Office of The Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1559

    Court Vacates Sentence After Trial Court Attempts to Impose Impermissibly Lenient Ten-Year Sentence on Woman Convicted of Felony Murder

  • Ringold v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard T. Ringold, (Ware State Prison), Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Samantha Routh, Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1215

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Denial of Motion to File Untimely Appeal Where Trial Court Denied Motion Without Hearing Despite Evidence That Defendant Was Never Advised of Right to Appeal and Orders Hearing on Whether Defendant was Wholly Deprived of Right to Appeal Denial of Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea

  • Plummer v. Plummer

    Publication Date: 2019-02-04
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacqueline Nicole Fortier, (Garnett Harrison, PC.), Kingsland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph E. East, Joseph Remington East, (Joe East Law, PC), Kingsland, for appellee. Audrey Shapiro Chapman, (Audrey Shapiro Chapman PC), Brunswick, Therese S. Barnes, (Georgia Supreme Court), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18G0146

    Family Law Court Retained Jurisdiction Over Custody Proceeding Even After Child and Both Parents No Longer Resided in Georgia

  • Rawles v. Holt

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Samuel Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1334

    Court Reverses Habeas Court Denial of Relief Based on Agreement Between Defendant and State in Which Defendant Waived Ability to See Habeas Relief in Exchange for Lighter Sentence

  • Mizell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Christopher Locke, (Locke Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, F. McDonald Wakeford, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1029

    Magistrate had a substantial basis for a search warrant, and the trial court properly denied a motion to suppress evidence found pursuant to that warrant.

  • 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
    Industry:
    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