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April 18, 2017 Court of Appeals Finds that Pardon Removes Registry Requirements

The Court held that the defendant had therefore committed no offense under Georgia law. In 1995, the defendant was convicted…

April 10, 2017 Court Rejects Claims of Error in Child Molestation Appeal

Addressing the ineffective assistance of counsel claim, the defendant argued that counsel was ineffective in failing to have the child’s…

April 4, 2017 Court Partially Reverses Demurrers in Computer Pornography Case

The record reflects that local police officers and the FBI placed an ad on the internet describing a lone female…

March 21, 2017 Court Reverses Conviction in Sex Offender Registry Case

O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12 (f)(4) requires each person on the sex offender registry to annually renew by reporting in person to…

March 18, 2017 Child Pornography Defendant Lacks Standing to Challenge Subpoena

The Court held that the defendant did not have standing to challenge the subpoena issued to the internet provider. A…

March 11, 2017 Despite Biased Juror Court Affirms Molestation Conviction

A jury convicted the defendant of one count of child molestation for viewing a pornographic video with his four-year-old daughter…

February 28, 2017 Court Reverses Computer Invasion of Privacy Conviction

The victim’s house was burglarized and her laptop was stolen. The data on the laptop was backed up by Carbonite,…

February 20, 2017 Erroneous Jury Charge Leads to Reversal in Sexual Battery Case

However, the Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction for child molestation, ruling that the trial court did not err in admitting…

February 11, 2017 Court of Appeals Rules Statements Admissible in Molestation Trial

The defendant was being accused of child molestation and officers went to her house to arrest her on an unrelated…

January 31, 2017 Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Child Deprivation Conviction

The defendant left her two young children in bed at home for less than an hour while she was out…

January 12, 2017 Supreme Court Reverses Denial of Petition for Removal from Registry

In 1991, the defendant was convicted of child molestation and aggravated child molestation following allegations that he fondled and engaged…

January 9, 2017 Court Rejects Double Jeopardy Argument in Child Porn Case

The defendant was arrested for possession of child pornography and was indicted on four counts of sexual exploitation of children….

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