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March 8, 2012 DeKalb Co. Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student Denied Bond

Almarcus Thomas was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated child molestation and three counts of statutory rape.  According…

March 4, 2012 Federal Appeals Court Reverses Child Pornography Conviction

A basic understanding of how the internet and individual computers interrelate is necessary in order for prosecutors and the courts…

February 25, 2012 Reversal of Child Molestation Conviction Due to Juror Misconduct

During the trial, a juror approached and engaged in a conversation with the alleged victim during a lunch break.  Despite…

February 24, 2012 Bernard Speaks at 2012 Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar

Bernard had the honor of speaking today at the 2012 Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar.  Hosted by the State Bar of…

February 1, 2012 Georgia Supreme Court Reverses Child Molestation Conviction

Wilder was convicted in Lincoln County Superior Court of child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated child molestation and…

January 24, 2012 Supreme Court: Search Warrant is Required for GPS Tracking Device

In United States v. Jones, the police installed a GPS tracking device on Jones’ vehicle and then tracked him to…

January 22, 2012 Bernie Fine Accusers Admit to Falsifying Molestation Allegations

Tomaselli still claims that he was molested by Fine but that he made repeated false statements in an effort “to…

January 12, 2012 Law v. Technology: Can police search a password-protected phone?

As a result, issues have arisen concerning the ability of the police to retrieve information from a password-protected cell phone…

January 10, 2012 Gwinnett Man Charged with Statutory Rape–Girl said she was 17

According to police reports, Martinez met the teen, who lives in Hope, Arkansas, online. Martinez, 23, told the girl that…

December 14, 2011 Preliminary Hearing Waived in Sandusky Sex Offense Case

In waiving the hearing, the attorneys have now lost the opportunity to cross-examine the accusers that were prepared to testify. …

December 11, 2011 Will the Bernie Fine Case Spell the End of Statutes of Limitations in Child Sex Cases?

The District Attorney has stated that his office has determined that regardless of the credibility of the allegations, they will…

December 7, 2011 Alleged Victims to Testify at Sandusky Preliminary Hearing

It was reported today that as many as six of his accusers will testify at the hearing.  According to an…

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