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October 26, 2021 Refusal to Allow Entrapment Defense Leads to Reversal in Sting Case

The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s conviction in a federal internet sting case where the trial judge…

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 13, 2021 Court Finds Pornography and Internet Restrictions for Probationer Constitutional

In Rutledge v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that it was not a violation of a probationer’s constitutional…

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…

August 25, 2021 Defending Internet Sting Operations in Georgia – Initial Considerations

Each year, hundreds of Georgians are arrested in internet sting operations conducted by both the ICAC task force and local…

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…

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…

April 13, 2021 Rape Indictment Dismissed Due to Statute of Limitations Issue

In State v. Campbell, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a rape indictment where the indictment failed…

February 13, 2021 Evidence of Other Acts and Flight from Trial Admissible in Molestation Case

In Maner v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court properly allowed the prosecution to introduce…

February 9, 2021 Photos of Sleeping Child Did Not Constitute Molestation

In Rice v. State, the Defendant was convicted at a bench trial of seven counts of child molestation, two counts…

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