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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…

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…

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…

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