• The State v. Almanza

    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amelia Greeson Pray, D. Victor Reynolds, Michael Scott CarlsonJohn Richard Edwards, John Stuart Melvin, Charles Prescott Boring, Lindsay Beth Gardner, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Andrew Howard Agatston, (Andrew H. Agatston, Pc.), Marietta, Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr., (Isenberg & Hewitt, Pc), Atlanta, Donna Coleman Stribling, Anna Watkins Davis, William Thomas Kemp, III, (Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, John B. Merchant, III, (The Merchant Law Firm, Pc.), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G0585

    New Georgia Evidence Rule 803(4) allows admission of hearsay where a treating physician relies on a declarant's statement in a diagnosis

  • Cato v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric J Taylor, Anna Joseph Kurien, (Office of The Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0669

    No trial court error in jury instructions on aggravated assault

  • Brown v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Anthony Scott Carter, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender) Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, Randal Matthew McGinley, ADA., (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1014

    Court Rejects Appeal of Murderer Convicted Twenty Years After Crime

  • Kennebrew v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Beau Andrew Worthington, (Coxen & Worthington, LLC), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sheila Ann Ross, A.D.A. (Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia), Morrow, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm) Atlanta, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Atlanta), for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0711

    Court Reverses Refusal to Suppress Evidence Discovered Through Warrantless Search of Backpacks Belonging to Murder Suspect

  • The State v. Atkins

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Linda Jeanne Dunikoski, A.D.A., Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Scott Franklin McAfee, Senior A.D.A., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office ), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tamara Natasha Crawford, Sandra Kay Wolfe, (Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office) Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0770

    Court Orders Trial Court to Reconsider Admissibility of Other Acts Evidence in Anticipation of Murder Trial

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dennis Clarence Francis, Jr., (Metro Conflict Defender), Atlanta, Matthew Thomas Dale, (Law Office of Matthew T. Dale), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Karl David Cooke, Jr., Sandra G. Matson, (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office) Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0796

    Court Rejects Appeal by Convicted Murder who Denied Firing Fatal Shots

  • Kennedy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Christopher Locke (Locke Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (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: S18A0845

    Court Rejects Ineffective Assistance Claim by Convicted Murderer

  • Starks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lynn M. Kleinrock, (Law Office of Lynn M. Kleinrock), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Senior Assistant, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, District Attorney (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, A.D.A. (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0902

    Defendant Not Prejudiced by Trial Counsel's Failure to Challenge Rebuttal Testimony and Prosecutor's Closing Argument

  • Stribling v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard O. Allen, Atlantic Beach, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Andrew J. Ekonomou, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, Jacquelyn Lee Johnson, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Woodbine, Richard A. Malone, (Office of The District Attorney), Jesup, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0595

    Defendant's actions were the proximate cause of a victim's death, where victim died after removal of life support

  • Witherspoon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rufus Charles Witherspoon (Dodge State Prison), Chester, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Jacquelyn Lee Johnson, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Woodbine, Andrew J. Ekonomou (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0887

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Untimely Filed Motions in Arrest of Judgment