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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….

November 10, 2020 Evidence of Dr. Phil Episode Secures Defendant a New Trial

In Tumlin v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s child molestation convictions, finding that he received ineffective…

October 28, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court Remands Hearsay Issue in Molestation Case

In Sanchious v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court in a unanimous decision remanded the defendant’s child molestation case back to…

October 16, 2020 Court of Appeals Affirms Nurse’s Sexual Assault and Surveillance Convictions

In Serdula v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals determined that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in…

October 15, 2020 11th Circuit Reconsiders and Then Reverses Decision in Child Porn Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently vacated its prior opinion in United States v. Caniff and…

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