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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…

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….

November 10, 2020 Evidence of Dr. Phil Episode Secures Defendant a New Trial

In Tumlin v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s child molestation convictions, finding that he received ineffective…

October 28, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court Remands Hearsay Issue in Molestation Case

In Sanchious v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court in a unanimous decision remanded the defendant’s child molestation case back to…

October 16, 2020 Court of Appeals Affirms Nurse’s Sexual Assault and Surveillance Convictions

In Serdula v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals determined that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in…

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…

September 29, 2020 Court Reverses Conviction Finding Insufficient Evidence of Enticement

In Phillips v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s convictions for criminal attempt to commit enticing a…

August 25, 2020 Court of Appeals Vacates Convictions on Some Charges, Affirms Others

This was after the Court had previously reversed the trial court’s denial of the appellant’s special demurrer which challenged the…

August 17, 2020 Docuseries ‘Outcry’ Explores the Reality of False Child Molestation Allegations

If there is one lesson to be learned from Outcry, it is that even the powerful and respected can fall…

July 23, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court on Admission of Digital Evidence in Child Molestation Case

The Georgia Supreme Court recently denied certiorari for a defendant convicted of child molestation and public indecency, but the Court…

July 14, 2020 Case Remanded for Ruling on Admissibility of Prior False Allegation

The Court of Appeals had initially ruled that the evidence was likely admissible under the prior precedent established by Smith…

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