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June 23, 2021 Court Rules That No Written Report Was Required for Forensic Interview Expert

In Barraza v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the defense was not prejudiced by the State’s failure…

June 14, 2021 11th Circuit Hears Sentence Enhancement Issue in Child Porn Case

In United States v. Dominguez, the defendant pleaded guilty to distribution and possession of child pornography in federal court in…

June 7, 2021 Despite Alleged Juror Misconduct, Court Affirms Molestation Convictions

In the case of State v. Melly, the defendant sought to overturn his child molestation convictions and obtain a new…

May 14, 2021 Court of Appeals Affirms Admission of Child’s Journal

Following a jury trial, the defendant in Kendricks v. State was convicted for the offenses of rape and aggravated sexual…

April 13, 2021 Rape Indictment Dismissed Due to Statute of Limitations Issue

In State v. Campbell, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a rape indictment where the indictment failed…

February 13, 2021 Evidence of Other Acts and Flight from Trial Admissible in Molestation Case

In Maner v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court properly allowed the prosecution to introduce…

February 9, 2021 Photos of Sleeping Child Did Not Constitute Molestation

In Rice v. State, the Defendant was convicted at a bench trial of seven counts of child molestation, two counts…

January 19, 2021 Court Affirms Convictions for Distribution of Child Pornography

In Lawrence v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in finding that…

January 4, 2021 Why the Georgia Statute of Limitations for Rape is Necessary

With statutes of limitations, the criminal judicial system tries to strike a balance between the needs of victims and the…

December 21, 2020 Supreme Court Clarifies Trial Court’s Jurisdiction to Modify Sentence

In Gray v. State, the defendant appealed the denial of his motion to modify sentence for a 2017 sexual exploitation…

December 7, 2020 Possession of Multiple CP Files Can Result in Only One Count of Conviction

In Edvalson v. State, the defendant was convicted for the possession of, and possession with intent to distribute, 11 digital…

December 1, 2020 Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of New Trial in Molestation Case

In the defendant’s motion for new trial, he contended that the jury’s verdict was against the weight of the evidence….

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