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July 11, 2013 GA Supreme Court Applies Rule of Lenity in Identity Fraud Case

McNair was charged for the theft and use of another’s credit card under Georgia’s identity fraud statute. He was tried…

July 9, 2013 GA Court Defines Possession of Deleted Child Pornography Files

The files had been previously deleted, however, some of them remained stored in the unallocated space of the hard drive….

July 7, 2013 GA Court of Appeals: No Exclusionary Rule for Prior Acts Evidence

The Court held that the exclusionary rule does not apply to evidence that was illegally seized in a prior incident…

July 1, 2013 GA Supreme Court Upholds Prosecution in Medicaid Fraud Case

The defendant, Dr. Cecil Malloy, was indicted on two counts of Medicaid fraud in DeKalb County Superior Court. Prior to…

June 30, 2013 Ga Court of Appeals: Defense Waived Objection to Child Hearsay

Walker was charged with two counts of rape, four counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of aggravated sodomy and…

June 24, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Suppression in Firearms Case

Carr was arrested and indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a car in which he…

June 20, 2013 GA Child Molestation Conviction Upheld Despite Improper Questioning by State

Ogletree was indicted for committing six sexual offenses. Specifically, the indictment alleged that he had committed three counts of child…

June 17, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Holds Verbal Waiver of Indictment Insufficient

In Martinez v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s aggravated assault conviction, holding that the verbal waiver…

June 12, 2013 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Online Child Sting Convictions

A Whitfield County sheriff’s deputy created the ad and engaged in conversations with Brown posing as the girl. Brown and…

June 10, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Forfeiture Due to Defective Pleadings

In 2012, Crisp County law enforcement seized approximately nine ounces of marijuana in addition to $4,269 and a 2006 Ford…

June 5, 2013 Georgia Forfeiture Remanded For Consideration of Excessive Fine Issue

The Court remanded the case with instructions to the trial court to perform the requisite analysis to determine whether the…

June 3, 2013 Anonymous Online Payment Services Impede Child Pornography Investigations

Typically, companies who allow their customers to transfer funds (such as Paypal) must adhere to strict regulations, including the maintenance…

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