• Daily Report Online

    High Court Upholds Life Without Parole for Murder of Judge, Rejects Defendant's Life Support Argument

    August 21, 2018

    The sole argument on appeal was that the victim might have survived had life support not been withdrawn. The Georgia Supreme Court justices disagreed.

  • The State v. Wilkerson

    Publication Date: 2018-08-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Bishop, Thomas Earnest, (District Attorney's Office Pataula Judicial Circuit), Cuthbert, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Parker, (Assistant Public Defender), Bainbridge; Christina Cribbs (Georgia Public Defender Council), Augusta, for appellee. 

    Case Number: A18A1253

    Evidence That Defendant Pointed Gun In Direction of Car Supported Finding He Pointed At Car's Occupants

  • Daily Report Online

    DeKalb Judge: Officer Who Shot Naked Man Not Entitled to Immunity

    August 20, 2018

    Robert Olsen faces charges including felony murder in the March 2015 death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill, whose family has said he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who struggled with mental health problems.

  • Phillips v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A1180

    No Showing of Bad Faith in Defendant's Last-Minute Production of Important Medical Evidence

  • Daily Report Online

    US Attorneys Announce $110M Award for Crime Victims

    August 17, 2018

    All three U.S. attorneys for Georgia and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council announced Friday the creation of what they called the largest crime victim assistance award in history—$110 million.

  • Daily Report Online

    Reality Winner Faces 'Longest Sentence' for Leaking to Media

    August 16, 2018

    In a court filing Tuesday, federal prosecutors said the 63-month sentence they're recommending is plenty stiff; Winner's defense lawyers said in their court filing Wednesday that similar prosecutions resulted in less severe penalties.

  • In The Interest of S. M.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Katherine Mason, Amanda Monaco (Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms (District Attorney's Office), (Wargo & French LLP), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1221

    Informal Adjustment Valuation of Stolen Property For Restitution Purposes Was Not Appealable Final Judgment

  • Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Clark, Cara Clark (GPDC Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta; Marc Mallon (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0847

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Rapist Who Refused Pre-Trial Plea

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, (Public Defenders Office, EJC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Purvis, (Chatham County District Attorney's Office), Savannah; Greg McConnell (Assistant District Attorney), Savannah; Lyndsey Rudder (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1254

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Drug Trafficker Despite Erroneous Admission of Impermissible Character Evidence Where Admission Was Harmless

  • Winfrey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Grant
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven H. Sadow (Law Office of Steven Sadow), Atlanta; Matthew K. Winchester (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Scott Carlson, John Richard Edwards, D. Victor Reynolds, John Stuart Melvin (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta; Gregg M. Jacobson (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta; Jeffrey Evan Gewirtz (Jeffrey Scott LLP), New York, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1270

    Trial Judge's Clearly Implied Threat Of Harsh Sentencing Constituted Improper Participation in Plea Negotiations