• Smith v. State of Texas

    Publication Date: 2021-01-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Myers
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 05-19-01057-CR

    Appellant was convicted following a bench trial of possession of marijuana in an amount less than two ounces and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

  • Bleimeyer v. State of Texas

    Publication Date: 2021-01-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Wise
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 14-18-01082-CR

    A jury found appellant guilty of injury to a child and assessed punishment at 28 years' confinement.

  • The Legal Intelligencer | News

    Phila.-Based US Attorney William McSwain Announces Resignation

    January 14, 2021

    McSwain's tenure as Eastern Pennsylvania's top federal prosecutor was characterized by a tough on crime image which he played off of his foil, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. The two publicly sparred for years.

  • Daily Business Review | News

    Judge Puts Off Decision on Fired DOH Analyst's Property

    January 14, 2021

    Former Department of Health COVID-19 data analyst Rebekah Jones garnered national attention after alleging that Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration was manipulating data about COVID-19 cases and deaths. The spotlight on Jones was heightened after she posted a video of armed agents executing a search warrant at her home.

  • In the Interest of J. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Fernandina Beach, Megan Dempsey, (Brunswick Circuit Public Defender's Office), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office, Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1642

    Evidence Was Insufficient to Support Delinquency Adjudication; State Failed to Show That Juvenile Stole Vehicle

  • Doricien v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Van Thomas, II, (Andrew V. Thomas II, PC), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Kathleen Leona McCanless, Meghan Hobbs Hill, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Michelle Thomas Harrison, Bradfield M. Shealy, (Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0262

    Evidence Supported Jury's Finding Shooter Did Not Act in Self-Defense

  • Nuckles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Health Care Law | Privacy
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Bradley Kleinrock, (Office of the Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Matthew Rea, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, Jeanne Marie Canavan, Maria Olabosipo Banjo, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, William D. Johnson, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for Appellee. Jason Edward Bring, Glenn P. Hendrix, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Jarome Gautreaux, (Gautreaux Law, LLC), Macon, Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0492

    Video Recording From Hidden Camera in Care Facility Was Admissible Under Security Exception to Consent Requirement

  • People v. Windfield

    Publication Date: 2021-01-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeal, 4th District
    Judge: Presiding Justice Ramirez
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: E055062

    Proximity of associate of targeted murder victim supported finding of specific intent under "kill zone" theory to kill both of them

  • Rankin v. State of Texas

    Publication Date: 2021-01-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Landau
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 01-19-00156-CR

    Appellant was convicted of murder and after rejecting her claim of sudden passion, the jury assessed punishment at 15 years' confinement.

  • National Law Journal

    Chaos at Capitol Raises Stakes for Biden's Top DC Federal Prosecutor Pick

    January 8, 2021

    "They're going to have a big job on their hands. Speaking from experience, it's not an on-the-job training position," said Channing Phillips, the veteran former federal prosecutor and acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.