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August 9, 2023 Court of Appeals Rejects State’s Attempt to Cure Unlawful Cell Phone Search

In State v. Thurston, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the State could not cure the unlawful warrantless search…

May 25, 2023 Court of Appeals Upholds Cell Phone Search of Peeping Tom Suspect

In Tatum v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a police officer had probable cause to seize and…

January 31, 2023 Court of Appeals Rules that Defendant Gave Valid Consent to Search his iPad

In Cruz v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress finding that…

December 16, 2022 Divided Georgia Supreme Court Finds that Defendant Consented to Search of his Computer

In Winslow v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court held 5-4 that the defendant initially consented to a search of his…

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 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…

September 26, 2018 11th Circuit: No Suspicion Needed to Search Computers at Border

After receiving tips from Yahoo, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began investigating the defendant for involvement in the receipt,…

July 21, 2016 Court Rules That Warrantless Use of Stingray Device is Unlawful

During an investigation into an international drug-trafficking organization, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) obtained a search warrant for cell site…

March 17, 2016 Supreme Court Revives State’s Appeal in South GA Rape Case

The Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeals erred in finding that the State did not timely file its…

January 11, 2016 Court Rules No Standing to Contest Search of Lost Cell Phone

The defendants inadvertently left their smartphone in a Florida Walmart where it was discovered by an employee. Having made contact…

June 23, 2015 Court Holds that Passenger Cannot Challenge GPS Tracking Device

The police were investigating a series of burglaries and, as a result, they obtained a court order that authorized them…

June 3, 2015 GA Court of Appeals Suppresses Defendant’s Statements to Police

Cobb County Police Officers were on patrol and heard tires squealing and saw two vehicles make a fast turn despite…

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