• Yarn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clifford Alva Phillip Carlson, (Cliff Carlson Law, P.C.), Kathleen, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1052

    Court rejects murder defendant's points of error and affirms his convictions

  • The State v. Tedder

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Arthur C. Walton, Marc A. Mallon, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Holly Lynn Geerdes, Kevin Lamar Marshall, (Geerdes & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1137

    Court reverses new trial order and remands case for consideration of murder defendant's other points of error

  • Esprit v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Eric Phillips, (Office of The Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Jason Matthew Rea,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, F. McDonald Wakeford, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1074

    Court affirms orders denying defendants' motions for a new trial

  • The State v. Rosenbaum et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Prescott Boring, D. Victor Reynolds, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Daysha D'Anya Young, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, James Luther Wright, (Flint Circuit District Attorneys Office), McDonough for appellant.
    for defendant: Corinne M. Mull, (The Mull Law Firm), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1090

    Court affirms order suppressing evidence from electronic devices due to delays in procuring a search warrant

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, (Office of The Public Defender, Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Emily Catherine Puhala, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1562

    Defendant Failed to Show Prejudice From His Counsel's Undertaking to Represent Prosecutor in Separate Family Law Matter

  • Brooks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Francis Rogers Dixson, (Dixson Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1282

    Prosecution's Use at Trial of Redacted Video Recording of Police Interview With Defendant Was Not Prejudicial

  • West v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: G. Richard Stepp, (G. Richard Stepp, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Matthew Min-soo Youn, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, Michael Douglas Morrison, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1467

    Evidence That Defendant Asked Someone to Influence Juror in Ongoing Trial Was Admissible to Show Consciousness of Guilt

  • Dennard v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Lynn Tyo, Tyler R. Conklin, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, Zina B. Gumbs, A'Sheika Latrell Penn, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1321

    Defendant Who Shot Mother With Knowledge Children Would See or Hear Committed Third Degree Cruelty to Children

  • Ware v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Juwayn Haddad, (Haddad Law Group, LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Jason Matthew Rea, (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: S18A1295

    Pattern Instruction on Felony Murder Adequately Addressed Relevant Principles of Proximate Causation

  • Tripp v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Calcutt, (Attorney at Law), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gregory Edwards, Jeremy Hager, Katie Fite, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, Heather Lanier, (South Georgia Judicial Circuit), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1782

    Court Rejects Appeal by Child Molester Who Claimed That Counsel Failed to Introduce Evidence of Alternative Suspect but Identified No Admissible Evidence to Support Theory