• Gage v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Fitzpatrick, (Attorney at Law), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (Assistant District Attorney), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1760

    Court affirms defendant's conviction for trafficking of methamphetamines over her contentions of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key, P.A.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Jennifer Scalia, (Assistant District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1727

    Court affirms convictions for vehicular homicide and related charges over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence, error, and ineffective assistance

  • Zerbarini v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, Daniel Hiatt, (Griffin Circuit District Attorney's Office Fayette County Justice Center, One Center Drive), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, Robert Smith, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1711

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated child molestation and related crimes over defendant's claims of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Mendez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Israel Mendez, (Wheeler Correctional Facility), Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Mulholland, Moruf Oseni, (Office of the District Attorney, South Georgia Circuit), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0241

    Trial Court Erred in Denying Defendant's Motion for an Out-of-Time Appeal Without an Evidentiary Hearing

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carolyn Moses, (Houston County Public Defender's Office), Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Bibler, George Hartwig, Alicia Gassett, (Houston County Superior Court), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1675

    Court affirms convictions for rape, incest, and aggravated child molestation over defendant's contentions of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Hunt v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Karen Wilkes, (Tallapoosa Circuit Public Defender), Cedartown, for appellant.
    for defendant: Oliver Browning, Crystal Polizzi, (Polk County District Attorney's Office), Cedartown, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0339

    Trial Court Abused its Discretion in Revoking Probation; State Failed to Provide Necessary Evidentiary Connection Between Defendant and Gun

  • Neuman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton, Atlanta, Veronica M. O'Grady, (Clayton County Public Defender), Morrow, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Deborah D. Wellborn, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1143

    No Need to Disqualify Prosecutors Whose Previous Access to Privileged Mental Heath Records Resulted in Retrial

  • Moss v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Santos Fleischman, Noah Howard Pines, (Ross & Pines, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1520

    Trial Court Had Authority to Sentence Juvenile to Life Without Parole

  • McGarity v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Burton Mills, (William B. Mills, P.C.), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Donald R. Donovan, Ferdinand Michael Viscuse, Anthony Brett Williams, (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1528

    Witnesses' Prior Statements Offered Through Police Officer's Testimony Were Not Admissible as Prior Consistent Statements

  • Pender v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, Benjamin E. Gephardt, (Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A1505

    Admission of Other Co-Defendants' Redacted Statements to Police Was Not Bruton Error