• The State v. Spratlin

    Publication Date: 2019-04-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, Otobong U. Ekpo, (Dekalb County District Attorneys Office), Decatur, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gerard Bradley Kleinrock, (Office of The Public Defender), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1158

    Court reverses new trial order that had been entered in favor of murder defendant

  • Heath v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Natalie Paine, (District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2112

    Vehicular homicide conviction reversed due to trial counsel's failure to file a general demurrer to a defective indictment

  • Byrd v. Robinson

    Publication Date: 2019-04-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Herschel Byrd, (Calhoun State Prison), Morgan, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula Rafferty, Tina Robinson, (Fulton County Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1485

    Appellate court declines to exercise original jurisdiction over mandamus petition

  • Whitelock v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Veronica O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1872

    Court affirms child molestation conviction and rejects defendant's argument on ineffective trial counsel assistance and trial court error

  • Cooper v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Djuan Cooper, (Wheeler Correctional Faclity), Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Lee Tittsworth, (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1871

    Court rejects home invasion defendant's motion to file an untimely appeal

  • Birdow v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chaunda Brock, (Brock Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1154

    Murder conviction affirmed after defendant's defenses were found to be meritless

  • Flannigan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin David Goldberg, (The Law Office of Ben Goldberg, LLC), Mableton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Teri Brown Walker, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1209

    Murder conviction affirmed after court rejects defendant's arguments on trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Birdow v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chaunda Brock, (Brock Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1154

    Murder conviction affirmed after defendant's defenses were found to be meritless

  • Deason v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A2136

    Appeal of Misdemeanor Conviction Failed For Lack of Bench Trial Transcript

  • McDaniel v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-02-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodriguez A. McDaniel, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Bradley Smith, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1145

    Murder defendant cannot relitigate the same issues on appeal