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October 15, 2012 Cobb County Judge Refuses DA’s Request to Dismiss Colotl’s Felony Charge

Colotl was charged with false swearing after she gave deputies an incorrect address when she was arrested for driving without…

October 3, 2012 Forsyth County Arrest Will Test the Breadth of Georgia’s Child Molestation Statute

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the girls’ mothers dropped them off at the rink on the evening of…

October 2, 2012 Georgia Court of Appeals Remands Sexual Battery Case for New Hearing

In doing so, the Court reiterated that the time for calculating pretrial delay begins to run at the time of…

September 25, 2012 GA Court to Decide Critical Discovery Issue in Child Pornography Case

Morris claims that the district attorney’s office interfered with his due process rights when prosecutors prevented Morris from conducting an…

September 24, 2012 Georgia Law is Lacking in Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted

These individuals, referred to as “exonerees”, may receive $50,000 for each year in prison not to exceed $2 million. Three…

September 19, 2012 GA Supreme Court Alters Jury Instructions for Defendants Accused of Felony Murder

Now, instead of requiring trial courts to instruct juries that they are precluded from returning a guilty verdict for felony…

September 4, 2012 Georgia Court Reverses Conviction for Enticing Child for Indecent Purposes

The court held that the State failed to prove the essential element of “asportation,” and thus the evidence was insufficient…

August 20, 2012 GA Court of Appeals Reverses Aggravated Child Molestation Conviction

Under Georgia law, no witness may testify as to whether another witness is telling the truth. This type of testimony…

August 15, 2012 11th Circuit: Decision to Exclude Eyewitness Expert Testimony Not Reviewable

The holding relies on what many feel is an outdated 1997 decision, United States v. Smith, 122 F.3d 1355 (11th…

August 13, 2012 Hearsay Rulings Critical in Drew Peterson Trial

Throughout the first eight days of the trial, the prosecution has taken full advantage of a pretrial appellate court ruling…

August 8, 2012 Fulton County Rape Charges Dismissed Against Former GA Tech Assistant Coach

Last week, the Fulton County district attorney agreed and dropped the pending rape charges against him. The assistant coach was…

August 6, 2012 Georgia Teacher Accused of Possessing Child Pornography

Joseph Monroe Wilson, a former teacher at New Georgia Elementary School in Villa Rica, was indicted by a federal grand…

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