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August 3, 2015 GA Supreme Court Affirms Contempt Order for Deactiviation of Facebook Page

The defendant’s late husband, Keith Davis, was a plastic surgeon who founded a vein care practice (VCP) with fellow physician,…

July 20, 2015 Despite New DNA Evidence Court Denies New Trial in Sex Assault Case

Bharadia was convicted of burglary, aggravated sodomy and aggravated sexual battery in 2003. He was charged along with a co-defendant…

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 12, 2015 Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Threatening Facebook Posts

Elonis was accused of making several Facebook posts styled as rap lyrics in which he wrote about killing his estranged…

June 10, 2015 GA Supreme Court Vacates Plea to Enticement and Child Pornography Charges

The Court held that because of the defendant’s mental illness, he was unable to knowingly and intelligently enter guilty pleas…

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…

May 27, 2015 11th Circuit: Warrant is Not Required to Obtain Cell Tower Records

The defendant was convicted of federal bank robbery charges. At trial, over the defendant’s objection, the government used cell tower…

May 14, 2015 GA Supreme Court: Attorneys Must Advise Clients of Parole Ineligibility

The defendant pleaded guilty to the offenses of child molestation, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for…

May 7, 2015 Federal Court Affirms Distribution Enhancement in File Sharing Case

The defendant downloaded child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. The program creates a shared folder on a user’s…

May 4, 2015 Bernard Serves as Co-Chair for GACDL Forensics Seminar

The theme of the seminar was “21st Century Forensics” and speakers included attorneys and forensics experts from Georgia, South Carolina,…

Court of Appeals: PTSD Assessment Admissible in Child Sex Abuse Case

The defendant was accused of molesting both his daughter and his niece. A therapist testified at trial that the daughter…

April 27, 2015 Court of Appeals Requires DA to Honor Plea Deal Made by his Predecessor

Thus, the Court reversed the trial court and held that the defendant’s motion to enforce the plea agreement should have…

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