Legal Blog

A Reference for Lawyers & the Public
Category  
July 23, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court on Admission of Digital Evidence in Child Molestation Case

The Georgia Supreme Court recently denied certiorari for a defendant convicted of child molestation and public indecency, but the Court…

June 4, 2020 Court of Appeals Upholds Prior Child Molestation Conviction as Admissible Evidence

In Wilson v. State, the defendant appealed his convictions for two counts of incest, one count of statutory rape, and…

May 11, 2020 Court Holds That Molestation Plea May be Withdrawn Due to Void Sentence

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the defendant had a right to withdraw his guilty plea to two counts…

April 2, 2020 Pregnancy May Constitute Physical Injury Element of Aggravated Child Molestation

In Daddario v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court held that a child victim’s pregnancy and difficult childbirth could be sufficient…

March 20, 2020 Bernard Selected to 2020 Super Lawyers List

For the eighth year in a row, Bernard has been selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers list that was just…

March 5, 2020 Court Vacates Denial of Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea to Molestation Charges

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the denial of a defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea to child molestation…

February 23, 2020 Court Closure Leads to Reversal of Rape and Molestation Charges

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court’s total closure of the courtroom during the alleged victim’s testimony…

January 13, 2020 Georgia Innocence Project Exonerates Man Falsely Convicted of Rape

A man who served almost 20 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit was finally freed after DNA…

December 15, 2019 Improper Jury Communication Leads to Reversal in Child Molestation Case

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that a bailiff’s comments to the jury that the case had previously resulted in…

November 20, 2019 Court Affirms Convictions Despite Vacating Two Molestation Counts

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s conviction for aggravated sexual battery but vacated convictions on two of the…

November 2, 2019 Court Rules that Intoxication Made Victim Unable to Consent

In Johnson v. State, the defendant was drinking with his ex-wife and her friend. The three of them became intoxicated…

October 12, 2019 Court Affirms Probation Sentence in Child Porn Case

In State v. McCauley, the defendant was indicted on eight separate counts of sexual exploitation of children as a result…

GeorgiaTrend Legal Elite Super Lawers National Trial Lawyers Top 100 National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys AVVO 10.0 Superb Rating, Criminal Defense AVVO Clients' Choice Award, Criminal Defense - 2015