• 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

  • 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

  • Stripling v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Aimee F. Sobhani, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Arthur C. Walton (Fulton County Courthouse), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0176

    Accomplice Corroboration Instruction Not Required Where Witnesses Weren't Accomplices in Charged Crime

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness

  • Evans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Luttrell (Attorney at Law), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Bonnie Smith (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0184

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecution Failed to Establish That Appellant's Reckless Conduct Caused Inmate's Death

  • Woodrum et al. v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2018-08-09
    Practice Area: Evidence | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Sims (R. Stephen SIms PC), Springfield, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Gillis, Duke Groover (James Bates Brannan Groover LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0596

    Court Abused its Discretion in Excluding Expert's Testimony as a Lay Witness

  • Lowery v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Zimmerman (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Matthew Winchester (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amelia Pray (District Attorney's Office, Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta; D. Reynolds (District Attorney), Marietta; John Melvin (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0177

    Evidence Shows Racketeering Activity Occurred in County as Part of Common Enterprise or Scheme

  • Mobley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holly Veal (The Veal Law Firm P.C.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo (District Attorney), McDonough; Sharon Hopkins (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough; Atha Pryor (Assistant District Attorney), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0500

    A Search Warrant Is Not Required to Retrieve Data from Vehicle's Airbag Control Module

  • Pennington v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Consumer Products | Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Peil (Huggins Peil LLC), Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Henry Syms (Office of the District Attorney), Augusta; Mary Bitting (District Attorneys Office, Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0154

    Evidence Properly Authorized Jury to Find Appellant Guilty of Trafficking in Methamphetamine

  • Burton v. ECI Management Corporation

    Publication Date: 2018-08-07
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fred Rushing (RBBS LLC f/k/a The Rushing Firm Ltd), East Point; Heather Johnson (The H.L. Johnson Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brantley Rowlen, James Doyle, Kristin Roquemore (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0657

    Court Properly Denied Appellant's Motion to Withdraw Her Admissions Regarding Alleged Hazardous Condition