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November 14, 2022 Defendant Acquitted on 13 of 14 Counts in Child Pornography Case But Loses Appeal

Although the defendant was charged with being in possession of a computer containing multiple sexual images of minors, he was…

October 7, 2022 Federal Appeals Court Reverses Conviction in Puerto Rico Internet Sting Case

In a federal internet sting prosecution in Puerto Rico, the First Circuit Court of Appeals found that the defendant was…

September 19, 2022 Reversal of Child Sexual Abuse Conviction Due to Improper Testimony from Child’s Therapist

The South Carolina Court of Appeals found that testimony from an alleged child victim’s therapist that she was treating the…

August 23, 2022 Trial Court Erroneously Admits Prior Convictions Against Defendant in Rape Trial

In Johnson v. State, the defendant appealed his convictions for rape and aggravated assault. He argued several grounds on appeal…

July 25, 2022 Court of Appeals Rejects Argument that Defendant Invoked his Miranda Rights

In Herring v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals found that the defendant’s statement to the police, “Now, look, I’m…

June 20, 2022 11th Circuit Denies Double Jeopardy Claim in Federal Child Porn Case

In United States v. Lee, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that, despite the fact that the defendant had…

June 5, 2022 Court Affirms Conviction of Deaf Man Arrested in Georgia Sting Operation

In Hardy v. State, the defendant was arrested in a sting operation conducted by police officers in the Camden County…

May 13, 2022 Court Finds Testimony About Cultural Generalizations Inadmissible

In Martinez-Arias v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether it was permissible to allow a school…

April 21, 2022 No-Contact Condition of Probation Found to be Void for Vagueness

In Bryant v. State, a convicted sex offender appealed his sentence arguing that one of the special conditions of his…

April 6, 2022 Driving Instructor Considered “Teacher” Under Georgia’s Old Sexual Assault Statute

In Huggins v. State, the defendant appealed his conviction for sexual assault, arguing that although he was employed as a…

March 14, 2022 Court of Appeals Divided Over Admissibility of Prior False Allegation

In Vallejo v. State, the Court of Appeals issued a whole court opinion in which the majority found that the…

February 15, 2022 Court of Appeals Rules That Pre-Polygraph Interview is Admissible

In State v. Hill, the State appealed the trial court’s ruling that the two interviews the police conducted with the…

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