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October 27, 2016 Court: Judges May Encourage Jurors to Submit Witness Questions

The defendant was charged and convicted of malice murder and a firearm offense. At the beginning of trial, the judge…

October 18, 2016 GA Supreme Court Affirms Habeas Relief in Child Cruelty Case

The Court held that, as a result, she did not knowingly or voluntarily enter the plea. The defendant entered a…

October 3, 2016 GA Supreme Court Reverses Habeas Relief in Molestation Case

Following a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation and was sentenced to serve…

September 29, 2016 Court Reverses Grant of Plea in Bar in Exploitation Case

The police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home and seized a computer and an iPhone. The iPhone was…

September 26, 2016 Court of Appeals Grants Withdrawal of Child Molestation Plea

The defendant pleaded guilty to the offense of child molestation and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. He…

September 19, 2016 Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of New Trial in Molestation Case

The defendant was convicted of rape, child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, and incest. At trial, defense counsel’s primary strategy was…

September 9, 2016 Court Remands Speedy Trial Ruling in Molestation Case

In 2007, the defendant was charged with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery offenses that were alleged to have been…

September 2, 2016 Admission of Lie Detector Test Causes Reversal in Molestation Case

The defendant was charged with sexual battery and child molestation for allegedly touching a girl’s breasts and vaginal area. He…

August 22, 2016 Court of Appeals Grants New Trial on Rape and Molestation Charges

The defendant was charged with the offenses of child molestation and rape. He is mentally challenged and, at the time,…

August 17, 2016 Court of Appeals Reverses New Trial Ruling in Molestation Case

Following a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. He hired new appellate counsel…

August 8, 2016 Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals in Child Kidnap Case

A divided Court of Appeals had reversed the defendant’s kidnapping convictions involving two young girls. The Court of Appeals found…

August 1, 2016 GA Tech Settles Two Title IX Lawsuits Claiming Unfair Process

The first case involved a male student accused of forcing another male student to have sex with him. The student…

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