• Arrington v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0829

    Record of 23-year old armed robbery conviction properly admitted to show defendant's state of mind and intent in an armed robbery case.

  • 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

  • Sullins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyler Conklin, Jackie Tyo, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson, Kayleigh Carter, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1146

    No hearsay exception for statements made by a 16-year old child sexual abuse victim

  • The State v. Holmes

    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Marc A. Mallon, (Fulton County District), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Suzanne M. Tevis, (Fulton County Public), Atlanta, Tamara Natasha Crawford, (Atlanta Circuit Public), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0851

    Order for new trial vacated and case remanded for consideration of admission of hearsay under "necessity" rule

  • The State v. Almanza

    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amelia Greeson Pray, D. Victor Reynolds, Michael Scott CarlsonJohn Richard Edwards, John Stuart Melvin, Charles Prescott Boring, Lindsay Beth Gardner, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Andrew Howard Agatston, (Andrew H. Agatston, Pc.), Marietta, Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr., (Isenberg & Hewitt, Pc), Atlanta, Donna Coleman Stribling, Anna Watkins Davis, William Thomas Kemp, III, (Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, John B. Merchant, III, (The Merchant Law Firm, Pc.), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G0585

    New Georgia Evidence Rule 803(4) allows admission of hearsay where a treating physician relies on a declarant's statement in a diagnosis

  • Wilkins v. City of Conyers

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Evidence | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Johnson, (Ryan A. Johnson, P.C.), Atlanta, R. Campbell, (Shiver Hamilton LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Waldrop, (Waldrop & Bootcheck, LLC), Conyers, Mary Katz, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson ), Macon, David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1400

    Dismissal of a case is not an appropriate sanction for negligent spoliation of evidence

  • 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

  • The State v. Alford

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0939

    Court vacates order suppressing evidence seized from arrestee.

  • Parks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Allen Yurachek, (Yurachek & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Michael Scott Carlson, Deputy Chief. A.D.A., Grady A. Moore, A.D.A., Amelia Greeson Pray, A.D.A., D. Victor Reynolds, District Attorney (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0949

    Gang Expert's Testimony Properly Admitted to Show Defendant's Participation in Criminal Gang Activity

  • Mangram v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Grant
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Clayton Culp, (Waycross Circuit Public Defender), Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Senior Assistant, Christopher M. Carr, Attorney General, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, George Elemuel Barnhill, District Attorney (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross, Michelle Chapman McIntire, A.D.A., (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Waycross for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0846

    Accomplice Testimony Was Corroborated by Testimony From Other Witnesses, Surveillance Video, and DNA Evidence