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April 16, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Ex Parte Dismissal of the Jury

The record showed that after the first day of trial, the State learned that while their expert witness was at…

April 14, 2014 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms False Swearing Convictions

The record showed that the defendant owned and developed real estate to sell to home buyers. For each property, he…

March 31, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Addresses Out of Time Appeal Issue

On November 11, 2011, a jury found the defendant guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The trial…

March 24, 2014 Improper Judicial Comment Leads to Reversal in GA Drug Case

Atlanta police officers found the defendant in his vehicle with a bag of marijuana, more than five hits of crack…

March 19, 2014 Court: GA Law Does Not Prohibit Sending Explicit Text to Adult

In this case, the indictment alleged that the defendant sent an unsolicited text message containing a picture of his genitals…

March 17, 2014 Molestation Allegations Could Expose County to Civil Liability

A DeKalb County police report states that Gerald Brown, who worked as an intake supervisor for the DeKalb Juvenile court,…

March 10, 2014 Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of GA Sexual Assault Case

The Court held that the defendant, who was a secretary at the alleged victims’ school, had no supervisory authority over…

February 27, 2014 Molestation Conviction Affirmed Despite Recanted Allegations

The Court held that the defendant did not show that he had ineffective assistance of counsel because he suffered no…

February 25, 2014 Bernard Speaks at Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar

Bernard was invited to speak at the Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar held today at the State Bar of Georgia. He…

February 24, 2014 Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Felony Drug Case

The record showed that the defendant was indicted for sale of a counterfeit substance which he represented to be ecstasy…

Bernard Selected to 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers List

Bernard has been selected to the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers list that was just published in the March edition of…

February 18, 2014 Court: No First Offender Act in GA for Molestation Cases

The record showed that the defendant Harris pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation and one count of enticing…

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