Archive | September, 2012

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN BOND HEARINGS

From the standpoint of the defense, and sometimes the prosecution, the issue of bond is almost always the very first problem to address in a criminal prosecution. Oftentimes, the accused will be given a pre-set bond after the arrest and bookin [...]

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A BIG CHANGE IN FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES

On January 1, 2013, the Georgia evidence code will be substantially changed. Most of these changes are probably not that interesting to the general public. The changes will simply mirror the federal rules of evidence. However, one change wil [...]

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THE COURAGE AND SACRIFICE OF GEORGIA’S POLICE OFFICERS

As I was finishing my workout today at the gym, a man whom I have never met politely approached me with a question. He was a Carrollton resident and worked as a police officer for an unnamed metro county police department. This officer was cl [...]

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THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MISTRIALS

Over the years, I have made many motions for mistrials, appealed motions for mistrials, and had some mistrials granted in cases. Motions for mistrials are quite common in criminal trial practice. However, I have found that the concept of the mistri [...]

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