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January 19, 2022 Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of New Trial in Molestation Case

In State v. Ward, the defendant was a police officer accused by a teenage boy of child molestation. The allegation…

January 6, 2022 Georgia Supreme Court Reverses on Search Warrant Issue in Molestation Case

In George v. State, the defendant was convicted at a jury trial of two counts of child molestation, two counts…

December 16, 2021 Court of Appeals Remands Molestation Case to Have Equal Protection Issue Heard

In Regan v. State, the Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation. After doing so, he filed a…

December 9, 2021 Court Rules Motion to Suppress Cell Phone Evidence Would Have Been Fruitless

In McClure v. State, the defendant contended that his trial attorney was ineffective for failing to file a motion to…

October 8, 2021 Painful Lesson for Attorney Who Failed to Preserve Issue for Appeal

In Green v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that trial counsel failed to preserve an objection to the…

September 10, 2021 Introduction of Accuser’s Interview Leads to Reversal in Molestation Case

In Castaneda v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred in permitting the State to…

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 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…

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…

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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