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November 20, 2019 Court Affirms Convictions Despite Vacating Two Molestation Counts

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s conviction for aggravated sexual battery but vacated convictions on two of the…

November 2, 2019 Court Rules that Intoxication Made Victim Unable to Consent

In Johnson v. State, the defendant was drinking with his ex-wife and her friend. The three of them became intoxicated…

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…

September 26, 2019 Court of Appeals Rules That Molestation Plea May Be Withdrawn

In 2011, the defendant entered a negotiated plea to the offenses of statutory rape and child molestation. He later filed…

September 6, 2019 Court Affirms Molestation Convictions Despite Questionable Rape Shield Ruling

In State v. Nguyen, the defendant was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. Prior to trial, the State…

August 14, 2019 Court Affirms Rape Conviction Despite Apparent Jury Instruction Issues

The Court also found that while it was error for the trial court not to notify the parties until after…

August 3, 2019 Reversal of Molestation Conviction Due to Improperly Admitted Polygraph Evidence

The Court found that it was error for the trial court to allow the State to introduce evidence that the…

July 17, 2019 Court Upholds Computer Search and Affirms Molestation and Porn Convictions

The defendant was in jail for a probation violation when he called his wife and asked her to go to…

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…

June 20, 2019 Georgia Supreme Court Rules That Victim’s Prior False Allegations Are Admissible

While the Court held that its prior decisions, which have been relied on for decades, were wrongly decided, the Court…

June 2, 2019 Court Holds That Witness’ Reference to Other Sex Acts Not Grounds for Mistrial

In Earwood v. State, the defendant was an officer with the Cave Spring Police Department and was charged with the…

May 22, 2019 Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Motion to Withdraw Child Molestation Plea

The Court found that the trial court erred in dismissing the defendant’s motion. In Mullins v. State, the defendant entered…

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