• Rice v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council - Appellate Division), Atlanta, 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 Bos, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0314

    Trial Court's Failure to Give Accomplice Charge Likely Had No Effect on the Outcome of Felony Murder Trial

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John R. Greco, (John Robert Greco Law), Marietta, Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, William C. Enfinger, (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: S21A0118

    Trial Court Properly Applied Out-Of-State Nolo Contendere Pleas in Determining Recidivist Sentencing

  • Gaddy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John R. Monroe, (John Monroe Law, PC), Dawsonville, David K. Getachew-Smith, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Mark Samuel Lindemann, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0334

    When Conducting a Follow-Up or Continuation of an Interview, a Reminder of Miranda Rights May Be Allowed in Place of a Complete Restatement

  • Swinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jami L. Lewis, (Harrell & Lewis, LLC), Camilla, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, William C. Enfinger, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Thomas Craig Earnest, Ronald Victor McNease, (Pataula Circuit District Attorney's Office), Blakely, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0396

    Defendant Had No Reasonable Expectation of Cell Phone Records Privacy Under Earlier Case Law

  • Allen v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Dillon, Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Christopher Mark DeNeve, (Gwinnett County Solicitor General), Lawrenceville, Samuel Richard d'Entremont, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0256

    Court affirms malice murder conviction over defendant's argument that he had no preconceived intention to kill the murder victim.

  • Nuckles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Health Care Law | Privacy
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Bradley Kleinrock, (Office of the Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Matthew Rea, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, Jeanne Marie Canavan, Maria Olabosipo Banjo, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, William D. Johnson, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for Appellee. Jason Edward Bring, Glenn P. Hendrix, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Jarome Gautreaux, (Gautreaux Law, LLC), Macon, Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0492

    Video Recording From Hidden Camera in Care Facility Was Admissible Under Security Exception to Consent Requirement

  • Lopez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicolas Lopez, Glennville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joseph Kenneth Mulholland, Moruf O. Oseni, (South Georgia Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1208

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's multiple contentions of error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Thrift v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy Craig Head, Jr., (Waycross Judicial Circuit Defender's Office), Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Department of Law), Atlanta, George Elemuel Barnhill, Michelle Chapman McIntire, (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1182

    Court affirms felony murder conviction over a killing from more than 20 years ago and rejects defendant's multiple challenges to the verdict.

  • Smallwood v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-22
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Hunter Joseph Rodgers, Keegan Christian Gary, (Paulding County Public Defender's Office), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Donald R. Donovan, Elisabeth Marie Giuliani, Anthony Brett Williams, (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1274

    Conviction for Entering an Automobile Affirmed; OGCA §16-8-18 Is Not Unconstitutionally Vague and Does Not Encourage Arbitrary Enforcement

  • Sharpe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Terry Mack Taylor, (T. Mack Taylor, LLC), Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Samuel H. Altman, John Alexander Fitzner, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1399

    Felony Murder Defendant's Trial Counsel Was Not Ineffective for Failing to Request a Poll of the Jury