• Raines v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-03
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Atteeyah Eshe Hollie, Mark Aaron Loudon-Brown, (Southern Center for Human Rights), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin David Coker, Brittany Ashton Fallin, Scott L. Ballard, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Center, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0181

    Judge May Make Specific Determination Whether Juvenile Is Irreparably Corrupt Before Imposing LWOP Sentence

  • Dobbins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Deborah Lorraine Leslie, (The Leslie Group, LLC), Jonesboro, 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., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Mathew Eli Plott, (Office of The Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0402

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Failing to Give Curative Instruction When Prosecutor Referenced Defendant's 'Previous Trial' Before the Jury

  • Crowder v. State of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2020-07-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Glenn Alan Loewenthal, (Glen Loewenthal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tiffany Collette Boulware, Tasha Monique Mosley, John Evans Fowler, Karen Smith Barbour, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee. Jimmy Dodd Berry, (Jim D. Berry, PC), Marietta, Lisa Lynn Wells, (Lisa L. Wells, LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S19G0931

    In Rem Forfeiture Complaint May Be Served By Publication When Interest Holder Resides Out of State

  • Hood v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Alex Martin Bernick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Zina B. Gumbs, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0343

    No Reasonable Probability That Engaging Independent Firearms Expert Would Have Altered Trial Result

  • Dawson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica A. Seares, (Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office), 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, Marc A. Mallon, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0217

    Defendant's Pretrial Admissions in Police Interview Were Not Coerced by Offer of Future Benefit

  • Turner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Karl David Cooke, Jr., Dorothy Vinson Hull, (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0247

    Malice Murder Defendant Fails to Show That Trial Counsel Was Ineffective by Failing to Remind Court About Instruction it Said it Would Give the Jury

  • Sullivan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Beth Shubow, Stephen Randall Scarborough, (Office of the Public Defender), 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, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0056

    Convicted Malice Murder Defendant Fails to Show Trial Counsel Was Ineffective by Failing to Get Expert Testimony About Defendant's Mental Health

  • Santana v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-29
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ruth Ly Rocker McMullin, (McMullin LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: Barry Wayne Rorex, Tucson, Barry Wayne Rorex, Sonita, for appellee. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0563

    Trial Counsel Not Ineffective For Failing to Challenge Fingerprint Evidence

  • Martin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Lang Adams, Elizabeth Knight Presley, Cynthia Trimboli Adams, (Towaliga Circuit District Attorney's Office), Barnesville, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0273

    Court affirms murder convictions over defendant's contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel, but vacates improper sentence and remands for resentencing

  • Roseboro v. State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, Sherry Boston, Destiny H. Bryant, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0159

    Trial Counsel Was Not Ineffective for Failing to Move to Suppress a Photo ID Made by Victim; ID Was Not Impermissibly Suggestive