• The State v. Lee

    Publication Date: 2019-04-11
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Faircloth, (Dublin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney), Dublin, Louie Fraser, (District Attorney), Dublin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Abigail Safford, (Attorney at Law), Dublin, Spencer Fredericks, (Dublin Circuit Public Defender's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1869

    Police Not Required to Give Detained Co-Occupant/Defendant Opportunity to Object to Officers' Entry Into Residence

  • Black v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jerome Lee, (Hernan Taylor & Lee LLC), Norcross, Stephen Brown-Bennett, (Taylor Lee & Associates, LLC), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson, (District Attorney), Rome, Kayleigh Carter, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1697

    Judge Abused Her Discretion By Neglecting to Consider and Address Trial Counsel's Untimely Motion to Withdraw

  • Conley v. Pate

    Publication Date: 2019-04-02
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Melvin King, Jr., (King Law Group), Dublin, Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ecleynne Mercy, (Mercy Law P.C.), Atlanta, Timothy Orman McCalep, (The Law Office of Timothy McCalep PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1121

    Court reverses habeus petition on 20-year sentence for statutory rape

  • Park v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-01
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert H. Citronberg, Mark Allen Yurachek, (Yurachek & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Ross Warren Bergethon, Tina Michelle Piper, Paula Khristian Smith, Rebecca Jean Dobras, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Vincent James Faucette, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1211

    Statute that required persons designated as sexually dangerous predators to wear GPS devices for life is declared unconstitutional

  • Fulton County v. City of Atlanta et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-01
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Legislation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kaye Woodard Burwell, Denval Anthony Stewart, Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, Emily C. Hirst, (Office of The Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emmet J. Bondurant, David Gregory Hill Brackett, Robert Lawrence Ashe, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Brian Kemp, (Georgia State Board of Elections), Atlanta, Nina Hickson, Jeffrey Spencer Haymore, (City of Atlanta Law Department), Atlanta, Robert Sparks Highsmith, Jr., (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, Joseph Daniel Young, (Joseph D. Young, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1156

    Court rejects County's constitutional challenge to Atlanta's property annexation

  • Wyno v. Lowndes County et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government | Wrongful Death
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: O. Wayne Ellerbee, John Gee Edwards, (The Ellerbee Law Firm), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James L. Elliott, (Elliott, Blackburn & Gooding, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellee. Rusi Chandrashkhar Patel, Susan Janan Moore, (Georgia Municipal Association, Inc.), Atlanta, G. Joseph Scheuer, Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus appellee. Ross Warren Bergethon, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18A1231

    Georgia Constitution Immunizes Government Employees From Liability Arising From Discretionary Enforcement of Dog Control Ordinances

  • Grant v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Derek M. Wright, (Derek M. Wright, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Kevin Eugene Hutto, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1060

    Defendant, Not Prosecution, Bore Burden of Showing That Array of Prospective Jurors Did Not Represent Cross-Section of Community

  • 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

  • Winters v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-11
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Gladston Daniell, (Daniell Law Firm, LLC), Warner Robbins, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, Marie R. Banks, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1234

    No Error in Admitting Witness's Post-Hypnotic Statement That Was Essentially Identical to Pre-Hypnotic Statement

  • Elliott v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-08
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Allen Willis, (Willis Law Firm), Atlanta, Jared Thomas Hall, (Thomas, Webb & Willis LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Washington Fleenor, Ethan Merritt Makin, (Athens-Clarke County Solicitor General's Office), Athens, Kenneth W. Mauldin, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee. Daniel J. Sabol, (Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP), Columbus, Donald Timothy Huey, Blaise J. Katter, (Huey Defense Firm), Columbus, for Amicus appellant. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, David Scott McLaughlinm, Paula Khristian Smith, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Margaret Ellen Heap, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, Joseph Scott Key, (Miller & Key, PA), McDonough, William Aubrey Finch, (Forsyth County Solicitor General's Office), Cumming, David Holmes, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, Samuel Richard d'Entremont, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for Neutral Amicus. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Ross Warren Bergethon, David Scott McLaughlin, Paula Khristian Smith, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Gilbert Alexander Crosby, Peter J. Skandalakis, Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia), Morrow, for Neutral Amicus.

    Case Number: S18A1204

    Under Georgia Constitution, Motorist's Invocation of Right to Refuse Blood Alcohol Test Could Not Be Admitted Against Her at Trial