• Clark v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Culp, (Waycross Circuit Defender), Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Barnhill, Alexander Markowich, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Waycross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1247

    Court affirms aggravated assault and other charges, finding no trial court error or ineffective assistance of counsel.

  • Darrell T. Price v. Gregory C. Dozier, Commissioner

    Publication Date: 2018-11-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Darrell Price, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Meghan Davidson, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1722

    No appellate court jurisdiction in a criminal appeal if a notice of appeal is not timely filed.

  • Houseworth v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Sadow, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Matthew Winchester, (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, Gerald Mason, Buffy Thomas, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1105

    Introduction of evidence of subsequent acts that occurred 13 months after initial criminal conduct was improper and required reversal of convictions

  • Diaz v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Fortner, Ryan Leonard, Samantha Newman, Joseph Cusack, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1394

    No trial court error in exclusion of testimony when other evidence was sufficient to show guilt.

  • McGee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Vincent McGee, Buford, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Jeffery Wayne Hunt, John H. Cranford, Jr., (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Carrollton, Peter J. Skandalakis, (Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0670

    Defendant failed to show how ineffective assistance of counsel was prejudicial

  • Abebe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Michael Reba, (The Law Office of Stephen M. Reba, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Larry Jerome Steele, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0894

    Court Affirms Denial of Habeas Petition to Challenge DUI Conviction on Basis That Sentence Had Been Served and Petitioner Failed to Show Ongoing Adverse Consequences

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Edward Golden, (Dougherty Circuit Public Defender's Office), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Melinda April Wynne, Gregory W. Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0775

    Trial judge's comment on evidence was not sufficient basis to grant a new trial on a felony murder conviction

  • Bishop v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Elaine Hildebrand, (Hildebrand Law Office, PC.), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Herbert E. Franklin, Jr., (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0979

    Court Affirms Conviction of Man Who Abused and Murdered Wife

  • Rivera v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chaunda Brock, (Brock Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, Gerald Mason, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1171

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Murdered Her Infant Grandchild

  • Foster v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    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, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (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: S18A1494

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Claimed Lack of Corroboration of Accomplice's Account of Events