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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…

November 9, 2021 Court: Hidden Camera Videos Did Not Constitute Child Pornography

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s conviction for sexual exploitation of a minor, finding that there was…

July 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…

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…

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…

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…

October 12, 2019 Court Affirms Probation Sentence in Child Porn Case

In State v. McCauley, the defendant was indicted on eight separate counts of sexual exploitation of children as a result…

July 5, 2019 11th Circuit Questions Warrantless Seizure of Cell Phone

The Court held, however, that exigent circumstances based on the particular facts of this case allowed the police to seize…

December 14, 2018 Georgia Child Pornography Case Remanded on Cell Phone Search Issue

Law enforcement officers visited the defendant’s residence to verify his compliance with sex offender registration requirements. The officers then asked…

July 14, 2018 Court Finds Evidence Insufficient to Show Defendant was in Possession of Child Porn

The record at trial showed that a detective traced child pornography images on the internet to an IP address at…

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