• Lynch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Kleinrock, (Attorney At Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, Deborah Wellborn, (Assistant District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1013

    Defendant can withdraw a guilty plea because he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel

  • Bell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daronta Bell, (Attorney At Law), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center) Lawrenceville, Lee Tittsworth, (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1046

    Court Rejects Challenge to Armed Robbery Conviction but Orders Resentencing

  • Gelzer v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bryan Howard, (Howard Law Group), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Holmes, Michelle Dissman, Lindsay Raynor, (Douglas County Solicitor General), Douglasville, Matthew Krull, (Solicitor-General), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1067

    Court Orders Reconsideration of Motion to Suppress by DUI Suspect Seeking Suppression of Breath Test Results

  • McKissic v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Walker, (Appellate Division-GPDC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julia Slater, Frederick Lewis, Raymond Tillery, (Office of the District Attorney - Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1393

    Court Affirms Conviction of Child Sex Abuser

  • Stallworth v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brandon Lewis, (Law Office of Brandon Lewis), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Michael V. Snow, A.D.A., Burke Olivia Doherty, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0636

    Court rejects defendant's arguments for ineffective assistance of counsel

  • The State v. Turner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Ryan Reese Leonard, Bonnie Kaye Smith, A.D.A., Anna Vaughan-Upshaw, Sean Alexander Garrett, Senior A.D.A. (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dolly M. Fairclough, (Law Offices of D. M. Fairclough), Snellville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0957

    Court Affirms Suppression of Items Seized in House in Parental Infanticide Case

  • King v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker, (Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council, Appellate Division), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta, Louie Craig Fraser, Peter Fred Larsen, Sr., Peter Frederick Larsen, Jr., (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0824

    Convicted murderer could not pursue a claim on direct appeal that had not been raised on motion for new trial.

  • Sloans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron Scott Palmer, (Middle Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Swainsboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, A.D.A., Natalie Spires Paine, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1138

    Court Rejects Appeal by Convicted Murderer Who Challenged Use of Autopsy Photos at Trial

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Chiles Tevis, (Tevis Law Firm, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Marc A. Mallon, Senior A.D.A., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1277

    Court Affirms Denial of Appeal Bond for Man Awaiting Resolution of State's Appeal of Grant of New Trial in Murder Case

  • Sessions v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley C. Adams, (Attorney At Law), Lihue, Clark Coleman Adams, Jr., Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Meyerhoefer, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Monique Lynn Kirby, John H. Cranford, Jr., (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaGrange, Carrollton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0818

    Time gap defeats self-defense argument in a murder conviction