• Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Campbell, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julia Slater, Ray Daniel, (District Attorney of The Chattahoochee Judicial District), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0901

    Plea in bar is not an appropriate mechanism to assert statute of limitations defense before indictment

  • Cobb v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Dunn, Victor Aloisio, (Office of The Public Defender, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit), Lafayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1018

    Court Affirms Conviction of Inmate Who Participated in Assault of Officer During Prison Riot

  • Pugh v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sandra Dawson, (The Law Office of Sandra Dawson), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tracy Lawson, (District Attorney), Jonesboro, Elizabeth Rosenwasser, (Clayton County District Attorney), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0898

    Court Affirms Conviction of Burglar Who Represented Himself at Trial and Challenged Voluntariness of Choosing to Proceed Pro Se

  • Daily Report Online

    Updated: Georgia Lawyer Accused of Sexually Exploiting Children

    November 13, 2018

    A lawyer for George Randolph Jeffery said he intends to plead not guilty.

  • The State v. Fowle

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Morrison, Teri Walker, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Shubow, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Conntessua Walker, Atlanta, April Northcross, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0077

    Court Reverses Dismissal of Indictment for Bringing Marijuana into a Correctional Facility Upon Finding That Confining Individual Did Not Force Individual to Bring Marijuana into Facility

  • Croft v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Holly Varner, Shannon Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1198

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Conviction of Man Who Sexually Abused Niece but Was Convicted Based on Outdated Jury Instructions

  • Allen v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rachel Ackley, (Rachel Ackley Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Krull, (Solicitor-General), Douglasville, Michellle Dissman, (Cherokee County Solicitor-General's Office), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1196

    Court Affirms Conviction of Check Forger Who Claimed That He Did Not Know That Check Was Forged

  • Daily Report Online

    Veterans Courts Mix Success With Big Challenges

    November 09, 2018

    One veterans court judge says "criminal thinking," "a warrior mentality" and lack of public transportation are big challenges for defendants trying to beat addiction and manage mental illness.

  • Abebe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Michael Reba, (The Law Office of Stephen M. Reba, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Larry Jerome Steele, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0894

    Court Affirms Denial of Habeas Petition to Challenge DUI Conviction on Basis That Sentence Had Been Served and Petitioner Failed to Show Ongoing Adverse Consequences

  • Hinton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyler R. Conklin, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Roderick B. Wilkerson, Shannon Elysia Hodder, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Aimee F. Sobhani, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0804

    No trial court error in issuing separate sentences for felony murder and attempted robbery.