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January 12, 2014 GA Court of Appeals: Molestation Suspect Not Denied Right to Counsel

The Court held that the trial court correctly admitted a statement made by the defendant after he had asked for…

January 8, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Reverses Molestation and Rape Conviction

The defendant was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse allegedly involving his stepdaughter. The girl’s mother, who was married…

January 4, 2014 GA Court of Appeals: 2nd Warrant Not Required to Examine Computer

In Mastrogiovanni v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for sexual exploitation of children and, in…

January 2, 2014 Defense is Entitled to Evidence in Georgia Child Pornography Cases

In a case of considerable importance to the defense of child pornography allegations in Georgia, the Court of Appeals held…

December 13, 2013 Bernard Selected to Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite

Georgia Trend Magazine has selected Bernard to its Legal Elite which lists the top attorneys in the State of Georgia…

December 10, 2013 Georgia University Official Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Jeffrey Delk, a development officer for the University of Georgia, has been arrested and charged with the possession of child…

December 5, 2013 Improper Comments by ADA Lead to Reversal of GA Rape Conviction

In Cheeks v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s convictions for rape and false imprisonment, finding that…

December 4, 2013 GA Court of Appeals: Molestation Allegation Not Prejudicial to Murder Defendant

In Crowder v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for murder and related crimes despite the…

November 29, 2013 Court of Appeals Examines Georgia’s Sexual Assault Statute

In Ellis v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for aggravated sexual battery and sexual assault,…

November 27, 2013 Georgia Child Pornography Conviction Upheld by Court of Appeals

In Sorg v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s conviction for sexual exploitation of children, finding the…

November 11, 2013 Bernard Addresses GA Criminal Defense Lawyers at GACDL Fall Seminar

This past weekend, GACDL held its annual Fall Seminar at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia. Bernard was…

November 7, 2013 GA Supreme Court Reverses Solicitation of Sodomy Conviction

In Watson v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia overturned the defendant’s conviction for solicitation of sodomy, finding that the…

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