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Case Results

Jeff Talley in court

Over the past 24 plus years, Jeff Talley has amassed a long and distinguished list of results for his clients. Results can come in a variety of forms. The results could be a plea where the client does not go to prison, a total dismissal of the case, a reduction of the charge to a lesser offense, or an acquittal before a judge or jury. An exhaustive list of all cases and results would be too voluminous.

A list of the more notable cases along with the more recent results are noted below, please click on each case to view the results.

State of Georgia v. Davis (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Suspended License

Result: Client was able to get her license reinstated. As a result of these efforts, Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case.

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State of Georgia v. Carver (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI, et al

Result: Attorney created several legal issues surrounding probable cause for the client’s arrest. As a result of these issues, the prosecution reduced the boating under the influence to reckless boating. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Whelchel (2016-2017)

Municipal Court for the city of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to get the charges reduced down to reckless driving. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Melchor-Galvez (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Simple Battery (FVA)

Results: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed the terms and conditions. All charges were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Grant (2017)

Dawson County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery; Reckless Conduct, et al

Results: Client was facing numerous charges at a committal hearing. Attorney was able to successfully cross-examine all State’s witnesses regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding allegations which resulted in all charges being dismissed against the client.

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State of Georgia v. Wilson (2016-2017)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Prostitution

Result: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various terms and conditions. Thereafter, the State dismissed all charges.

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State of Georgia v. Nameth (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI

Result: The Court scheduled and heard a Motion to Suppress hearing which largely dealt with probable cause for the client’s arrest. Although the Court denied the Motion, there was enough to come out of the proceeding which warranted or caused the prosecution to reduce the charge to reckless boating. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Medel (2017)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, et al

Result: Attorney was able to demonstrate that the case was merely based upon special proximity with nothing else linking the drugs in question to the accused. All charges were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Vasquaz-Medras (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI; Simple Battery (FVA)

Result: Attorney was able to get all charges dismissed including the DUI. Client entered a plea to an amended charge of disorderly conduct where he received probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Henson (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the search of the accused was improper. The marijuana charge was dismissed and client entered a plea to the offense of disorderly conduct where he received probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Baker (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana

Result: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client complied with all terms and the charge was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Lomax (2016-2017)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA; Failure to Maintain Lane

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the search of the client was illegal. The drug charge was dismissed, and client entered a plea to failure to maintain lane.

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State of Georgia v. Johnson (2016-2017)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA

Result: Client was charged with misdemeanor marijuana. Attorney was able to show that the client was only present with other people who had the marijuana. Mere presence is not enough to convict someone charged with a crime. The case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Cazares (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA

Result: Attorney raised a mere presence defense when it was brought out that the client did not possess the marijuana nor did the client have possession or control of the marijuana. Attorney alleged that the co-defendant was the sole owner of the marijuana based upon facts and circumstances present in the case. The case against client was dismissed by the prosecution.

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State of Georgia v. Stern (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Theft by Taking/Theft by Deception

Result: Attorney raised the issue of intent in this case. Because of the facts and circumstances of the case, the prosecution dismissed the case.

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State of Georgia v. Adams (2016)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Terroristic Threats

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the offense did not meet the legal requirements to constitute a terrorist threat. The felony charge was dismissed. Client closed the case to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct wherein the client received twelve (12) months probation along with terms and conditions of probation.

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State of Georgia v. Cox (2016)

White County Probate Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result: This was a Georgia State Patrol road block case coming out of the City of Helen. Attorney was able to create several issues surrounding the arrest of the client. As a result of these efforts, the prosecution reduced the charge to a reckless driving. Client was sentenced to probation with terms and conditions along with a fine. This result was particularly important because it involved a refusal to take the State administered test. Client failed to submit a 1205 Letter within ten (10) business days to the DMV. Consequently, his license was suspended for one (1) year. By virtue of this resolution, client was able to get his license reinstated upon closing the case.

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State of Georgia v. Sloan (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result: Attorney filed a Motion to Suppress challenging the arrest of client. Specifically, it was argued that there was no probable cause for the arrest of client. As a result of this legal argument, attorney was able to get the driving under the influence charge dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Gonzalez (2016)

Jackson County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Underage Possession of Alcohol & Speeding

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow client to participate in Pretrial Diversion Program. Client successfully completed all terms and conditions and the cases were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Purtill (2016)

Hall County State Court

Chrages/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to get the driving under the influence case and all related offenses dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Wynn (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Pandering

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow client to enter into Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed the terms of pretrial diversion and case was dismissed. Client’s history was subject to records restriction.

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State of Georgia v. Hummel (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery (FVA)

Result: Client was charged with battery (FVA) involving his girlfriend. Attorney was able to get this case dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Godwin (2016)

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to get the driving under the influence charge reduced to a reckless driving. Client received probation with terms and conditions along with a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Walden (2016)

Fulton County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Solicitation of Heroin, Attempted Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Results: All felony cases were dismissed. Client entered a plea to misdemeanor reckless conduct when he received (12) twelve months of probation along with terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Banks (205-2016)

Superior Court of White County

Charges/Offenses: Battery; et al.

Result: Charges resulted between Husband and Wife who were going through a highly contested divorces. It was attorney’s position that the purported victim instigated the events in an effort to gain an advantage in the divorce. The prosecution was concerned with the defense allegations and allowed the client to enter in to the Pretrial Diversion Program. The client compiled with the terms and conditions. Consequently, all charges were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Hardigree (2016)

Dawson County Superior Court Criminal Investigation

Charge/Offense: Rape

Result: Client was being investigated for offense of rape. Prior to attorney becoming involved, client gave statements to law enforcement during the preliminary phases of an investigation but ultimately retained attorney. As a part of the statements, client admitted to having sex with the purported victim. At this juncture, client was limited to the fact that the incident was a consensual encounter. Attorney worked to prove that everything that took place showed that the victim consented to the act, which included her demeanor after the events. After a (5) month investigation, the prosecution and law enforcement closed their file without any charges being brought against the client.

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State of Georgia v. Ragan (2016)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/ Offenses: Manufacturing Marijuana; Aggravated Animal Cruelty; Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon; et al.

Results: This case involved code enforcement investigating allegations of cock fighting and animal cruelty at the home of the client. Code enforcement went and got a search warrant for the client’s home. Upon executing the search warrant, law enforcement found 82 marijuana plants growing with a street value of approximately $165,000 and various weapons. Attorney filed a motion to suppress alleging the search warrant was illegal or improper for numerous grounds. After discussions with the prosecution, there was a dismissal of all felony counts, and the client entered a plea to a misdemeanor marijuana charge and a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge where the client received probation and fines. This case was particularly important due to the fact the client had an extensive criminal history and the prosecution was seeking recidivist punishment

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State of Georgia v. McAffee (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Possession of Drug Related Objects & Disorderly Conduct

Results: Attorney challenged law enforcement’s search of the client, which resulted in locating the drug related objects. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case without a hearing. Client entered a plea to the disorderly conduct and paid a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Roberts (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI; Leaving the Scene of Accident; et al.

Results: This case involved a (2) two car accident where client was charged with DUI. To further complicate matters, the client had a recent DUI conviction in his history. Attorney challenged the legality of the search, arrest, and statements given to law enforcement by client. Attorney created a variety of legal issues, which impacted the prosecution’s ability to go forward with the case. As a result of these efforts, the prosecution reduced the client’s charges to reckless driving and failing to report an accident. The client received probation along with terms and conditions. It was agreed that the probation would terminate upon client completing the terms and conditions.

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State of Georgia v. Nicholson (2015-2016)

Dawson County Criminal Investigation

Charges/Offenses: Rape

Results: Client was being investigated for rape. Facts involved the client and a female who he had known for an extended period of time. The female came to the home of the client. After drinks, the parties went to bed and ultimately had sex. Several months went by and there was an outcry by the victim. Client hired attorney to handle the investigation. Attorney was able to show through witnesses and text messages that the act was consensual. The female is being investigated for a false report of a crime at this time. Otherwise, the case investigation was closed without any arrest or charges.

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State of Georgia v. Shields (2015-2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery; et. al

Results: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the client was most likely the victim in the case, and as a result of these efforts, the prosecution allowed the client to enter into the pretrial diversion program. Client attended several healthy choices classes and the case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Brinson (2016)

Hall County Supervisor Court

Charges/Offenses: V.G.C.S.A. (Possession of Methamphetamine)

Results: Dismissal. The client was charged with other co-defendants for possession of methamphetamine. All individuals were located in the home of the client. Two of the co-defendants entered pleas in connection with the case and were willing to testify against the client. My client took the position the drugs in question did not belong to him and there was nothing connecting the drugs to the client other that special proximity. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case.

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State of Georgia v. Miller (2015-2016)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Child Cruelty (Felony) 2nd Degree

Result:

This was a high profile case out of Hall County, Georgia, involving the Clairmont Daycare Center where a child was burned on premises by a day care worker. The cases involved three (3) co-defendants including Miller who was the Manager of the center. It was alleged that she allowed the burned child to go untreated while knowing that the child had been severely injured. This was a major felony where the prosecution was seeking imprisonment of the client, who had no prior criminal history. The case was fought for over a year and a half with the client taking an independent polygraph, which showed her innocence on the felony charge. Thereafter, the prosecution went behind the original charge and recharged the client with a misdemeanor obstruction offense. Due to the minimal terms and conditions associated with the new offense, the client decided to close the case to the reduced misdemeanor which involved a minimal fine and probation.

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State of Georgia v. Baird and Miller (2015-2016)

Hall County Superior Court/State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Battery

Result:

This was a criminal investigation that lasted several months where it was alleged that the clients beat the purported victim in this matter. Attorney was able to provide witnesses to law enforcement to prove that the victim was highly intoxicated and began the altercation between the parties. In essence, Attorney was able to show that this was nothing more than a self defense claim or a misdemeanor affray charge at best. Based upon the evidence, law enforcement closed the case without the arrest of either party. The case proves the importance of not speaking to law enforcement without an attorney and obtaining an attorney as soon as possible while being investigated.

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State of Georgia v. Bergin (2016)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: V.G.C.S.A. & Headlight Violation

Result:

Attorney filed paperwork challenging the search of the client’s car where the marijuana was found. Attorney alleged the search was illegal and in violation of the client’s 4th Amendment Rights. The challenge to the marijuana case was successful and dismissed. The client entered a plea to the headlight violation and received a $75.00 fine.

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State of Georgia v. Munda (2015)

Dawson County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault/Application for Warrant

Result:

The Court dismissed the application and no warrants were given.

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State of Georgia v. Williams (2015)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses: False Imprisonment & Criminal Damage to Property

Result:

All charges dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Salcido (2015)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: False Statements & Writings

Result:

All charges dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Carillo (2015)

Superior Court of Banks County

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 Cts.), et al

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the client to participate in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Upon completion of conditions, the case dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Alexander (2015)

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result:

The DUI was reduced to reckless driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Chalmers (2015)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault

Result:

Client enter plea to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Sosebee (2015)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

Case Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Morrow (2015)

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses:  DUI; Open Container; Running Red Light

Result:

This was a multiple DUI offense for this client. After a lengthy bench trial, the client was found not guilty on all charges except running the red light. The client paid a fine on the red light offense.

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State of Georgia v. Mota (2015)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Theft by Taking, et al

Result:

Charge Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Mack (2015)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Reckless Conduct; Affray

Result:

Charge Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Marchman (2015)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow client to enter in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various conditions and the case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Thomas (2015)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI; Speeding, et al

Result:

DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. The client received probation along with probation conditions and a fine. All other remaining charges were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Powers (2014/2015)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI, et al

Result:

Charge Reduced to Reckless Boating. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine that terminated once all terms completed.

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State of Georgia v. Grizzell (2014/2015)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:   Aggravated Assault (2 Cts.); Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon; Pointing a Gun  at Another

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client entered plea to the misdemeanor offense of simple assault (2 Cts) and received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Mosley (2014)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Child Molestation; Child Molestation; Sodomy, etc.

Result:

This was a case were a father attempted to have his ex-wife’s new husband arrested for the above offenses. After a lengthy investigation and the taking of an independent polygraph, attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the charges were bogus.  The client was never charged or arrested. The investigation was closed.

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State of Georgia v. McKenzie (2014)

Hall County Superior Court Criminal Investigation

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault

Result:

This case was a criminal investigation of the client. Attorney was able to provide law enforcement proof and persuaded them not to go forward with the arrest of client.  The case was closed.

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State of Georgia v. Nicely (2014)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Child Molestation; Statutory Rape

Result:

Attorney worked with Co-Counsel, Bruce Harvey. After a 4-day jury trial, client was acquitted on all charges.

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State of Georgia v. Copeland (2014)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  DUI

Result:

The DUI charge was reduced to Reckless Driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Galik (2014)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  V.G.C.S.A./Possession of Cocaine

Result:

Had Motion to Suppress challenging legality of stop, arrest, and search. Judge grant Motion. Case Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Samples (2014)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Battery; Child Cruelty, et al

Result:

All Charges Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Lewis (2014)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery; Child Cruelty, et al

Result:

All Charges Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Brinson (2014)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  V.G.C.S.A./Possession of Methamphetamine

Result:

This was a case where methamphetamine was found by law enforcement in client’s home. Attorney challenged the search and seizure of client’s home. Attorney filed a motion to suppress on behalf of his client. The Judge agreed with attorney and granted client’s motion. The case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Igrashi (2014)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses:  Simple Assault (FVA)

Result:

Case Dismissed

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State of Georgia v. Igrashi (2014)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Felony Obstruction (2 Cts.)

Result:

Client’s charges were reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Irby (2014)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

The DUI was reduced to Reckless to Driving. The client received suspended a sentence.

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State of Georgia v. Millwood (2014)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Vehicle Homicide, 2nd Degree; et al

Result:

Vehicle Homicide Charge Dismissed. Client entered a plea to failure to yield right-of-way. The client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Smith (2014)

Barrow County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault

Result:

This case involved a road rage incident. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the facts clearly supported self-defense by his client. The prosecution dismissed the case.

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State of Georgia v. Dillin (2014)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI

Result:

DUI was reduced to reckless driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Cortese (2014)

Hall County Magistrate/State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Terroristic Threats; Telephone

Harassment, et al

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client pled to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.  Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Milan (2013/2014)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various conditions and the charge was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Sloggy (2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al 

Result:

The DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. The client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Simpson (2013)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses:  Possession of Methamphetamine

Result:

Case Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Sloan (2013)

Municipal Court for the City of Braselton

Charges/Offenses:  DUI

Result:

This charged was reduced to Reckless Driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Scott (2013)

Dawson County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault, et al

Result:

This involved a domestic dispute where the client was dating the purported victim’s ex-wife. Attorney was able to show that his client was merely defending himself against the former husband.  As a result of his investigation and talks with the prosecution, attorney was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case.

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State of Georgia v. Ellis (2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI

Result:

This was a DUI case involving a 1-car accident. Client entered a plea to a reduced charge of reckless driving and received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Patnode (2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI

Result:

This was a case that attorney challenged the stop and search of client’s vehicle as being illegal.  After a lengthy hearing on client’s motion to suppress, the Court granted attorney’s motion and the case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Vogel (2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA), et al

Result:

Case Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Simpson (2013)

Hall County Magistrate/SuperiorCourt

Charges/Offenses:  V.G.C.S.A./Possession of Methamphetamine

Result:

Charge Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Roberts (2013)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: V.G.C.S.A.

Result:

This was a case attorney challenged on an illegal stop and search of client’s vehicle.  The Attorney filed a motion to suppress. The court ruled in favor of the client and the case was dismissed. 

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State of Georgia v. Munda (2013)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Terroristic Threats, Simple Battery, et al

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client entered a plea to simple assault. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Trejo-Avilla (2013)

Superior Court of Clayton County

Charges/Offenses:  Trafficking Cocaine (20 Kilos)

Result:

Client was transporting in his vehicle 20 kilograms of cocaine in a fake compartment.  The defense was based on illegal stop and searching of the client’s vehicle. The client, who was an illegal immigrant, spent approximately 12 months in custody through the indictment and motions process. The prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to a non-mandatory minimum and gave the client a sentence for time served.  He was thereafter deported.

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State of Georgia v. Glover (2013)

Spalding County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery

Result:

Charge Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Spivey (2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge. Client received probation along with
conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Blackwell (2013)

Hall County Magistrate Court/State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault with Motor Vehicle, et al

Result:

Attorney was able to prove that the facts giving rise to the case was a domestic dispute and that the female party had a felony conviction for reporting of false crimes. The prosecution reduced the felony charge to a misdemeanor simple assault. The charge was closed to a misdemeanor along with probation, which consisted of conditions and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Kelly (2013)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses:  50 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud

Result:

Attorney was able to negotiate placing client into Pretrial Diversion Program.
Client completed all terms and conditions of the program, and all charges were dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Jones (2013)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client entered a plea to the reduced charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Patnode (2012/2013)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

This was a DUI of prescription medication that involved a 2-car accident. The client went to jury trial that lasted 3 ½ days and ended in hung jury. The State reduced the DUI to a reckless driving charge. The client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Martin (2012)

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Felony Drug Possession

Result:

Reduced to misdemeanor drugs not in original container. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. McClanahan (2012)

Lumpkin County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses:  V.G.C.S.A.

Result:

Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Morgan (2012)

Hall County Magistrate Court/State Court

Charges/Offenses:  V.G.C.S.A.

Result:

Case Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Brookshire (2012)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

All charges were dismissed in this case. Client pled to an amended misdemeanor charge of obstruction. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Egbarin (2011)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI; Leaving Scene of Accident (5 Cts.), et al

Result:

This was a complicated DUI case where client was facing her 3rd DUI in 5 years. All charges were dismissed with the exception of the DUI charge which was reduced to reckless driving. On the reckless driving charge, the client received probation, fines, house arrest, along with terms and conditions. Client did not have jail time and was not declared a Habitual Violator.

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State of Georgia v. Ragan (2011)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses: Possession of Methamphetamine & Cocaine, et al

Result:

All Charges Dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Borgerding (2011)

Municipal Court for the City of Oakwood

Charges/Offenses:  DUI (3rd in 5 years), et al

Result:

The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Client pled to remaining charges.  Client was sentenced to probation, house arrest, and numerous terms and conditions.  Client was not given jail time nor declared a Habitual Violator.

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State of Georgia v. Norwood (2011)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Computer/Internet Trespass (Misdemeanor)

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client was required to complete conditions. Once the conditions were completed, the case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Fencik (2011)

Hall County Magistrate/State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Battery

Result:

The felony charge was dismissed. The charge of disorderly conduct was bound over to State Court. The client pled to the disorderly conduct charge and received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Nicholls (2011)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result:

The DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine. 

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State of Georgia v. Chandler (2011)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Battery (FVA), et al

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow client to participate in Pretrial Diversion and completed various conditions. Case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Quigley (2011)

Superior Court of Lumpkin County

Charges/Offenses: Felony Drug Possession/Ecstasy

Result:

After a 3-day jury trial, client was found not guilty.

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State of Georgia v. Phillips (2011)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Assault; Battery (FVA); Possession of Illegal Firearm (Felony)

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client pled guilty to misdemeanors where he received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Neikirk (2011)

Superior Court of Habersham County

Charges/Offenses:  Felony Possession of Marijuana, et al

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various terms, and in return, the case was dismissed. 

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State of Georgia v. Bradford (2010/2011)

Lumpkin County Superior/Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses:  Marijuana Distribution, et al

Result:

Case started out as a distribution case along with other felony charges. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor marijuana possession. Ultimately, the entire case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. J.Q. (2010)

Hall County Juvenile Court

Charges/Offenses: Violation of Street Gang Terror Act; Affray, et al

Result:

This case involved a juvenile who was an alleged gang member as was present at a gang-related confrontation with a rival gang.  As a part of this incident 2 murders occurred, although client was not charge with same. Client’s position was that he was merely present and not involved in activities, nor part of any gang. After a lengthy hearing, all charges were dismissed against the client. 

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State of Georgia v. Helton (2010)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Felony Drug Possession

Result:

Charged Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession.

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State of Georgia v. Fahey (2010)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

Charges dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Poole (2010)

Magistrate Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Rape, et al

Result:

Charges dismissed. Further, legal counsel was able to provide additional information via independent polygraph to the prosecution. Attorney was able to show that the allegations against his client were false. The case was never presented to a Grand Jury. 

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State of Georgia v. Eller (2010)

Superior Court of White County

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

This was a DUI charge that was reduced to Reckless Driving. The client received probation along with terms of probation and a fine. This was the client’s seventh (7) lifetime DUI.

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State of Georgia v. Mattox (2010)

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses:  Multiple Counts of Aggravated Stalking

Result:

All felony charges dismissed.  Client was bound over on a harassing telephone call charge to Hall County State Court which was further reduced to a county ordinance violation wherein the client entered a nolo plea and paid a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Rider (2009)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

The DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving.  Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Abernathy (2009)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Vehicular Homicide 2nd Degree, et al

Result:

The vehicular homicide charge was dismissed and the client entered a plea to the moving violation. The client received probation along with a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Vargas (2009)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Animal Cruelty

Result:

City of Gainesville Police Officer was alleged to have been cruel to his K-9 by unorthodox use of a shock belt. The case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. As a result of attorney’s efforts, the State declined to prosecute the case.

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State of Georgia v. Hall (2009)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Arson First Degree, et al

Result:

Client was charged as being the mastermind in an arson, 1st degree charge where it was alleged that he blew up and destroyed his own motorcycle shop for insurance proceeds. The arson charge was dismissed. Client ultimately entered a plea to tampering with evidence and received probation along with conditions of probation and fine under the First Offender Act.

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State of Georgia v. Payne (2009)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Battery; False Imprisonment, et al

Result:

All felonies were dismissed wherein client pled to misdemeanors and received terms of probation along with a fine. 

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State of Georgia v. Wright (2009)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Trafficking Methamphetamine (In excess of ½ pound)

Result:

Client pled only to reduced charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and fines. This was a multiple felony drug offense for this client.

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State of Georgia v. Stowers (2008)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:   Possession of Methamphetamine & Failure to Maintain Lane

Result:

This was a traffic stop where methamphetamine was found in client’s vehicle by law enforcement. Attorney challenged the legality of the stop and the search of the vehicle.  After a lengthy Motion to Suppress hearing, the Court ruled the detention and search was illegal. As a result the methamphetamine charge was dismissed, and the client entered a plea to the misdemeanor traffic offense and received a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Slaton (2008)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  False Imprisonment; Terroristic Threats; Aggravated Assault, et al

Result:

All felony charges dismissed.  Client entered plea to single misdemeanor and received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Delacruz (2008)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

The DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. Client received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Noori (2008)

State Court of Fulton County

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. In return for completing various conditions, the case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Miller (2008)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Multiple Counts of Burglary

Result:

All felonies were dismissed or amended. Client entered a plea to misdemeanor offenses.  Client received a sentence of probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Tillson (2007/2008)

Hall County Magistrate/State Court

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault (2 Cts.); Possession of Weapon During Commission of Felony

Result:

Client, who was a local Vietnam veteran, was at a local bar on election night. While having dinner and drinks, he was accosted by two individuals regarding his political belief. While in the process of being threatened, client defended himself. All felonies were dismissed in the Magistrate Court. The remaining charges were sent   to State Court for prosecution. Client entered a plea to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and received a suspended sentence.

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State of Georgia v. Lindsey (2007)

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

This was a DUI bench trial that involved a wreck involving a Porsche that was allegedly racing another vehicle while coming back from Road Atlanta in Gainesville, GA. Client was acquitted on all charges after a bench trial.

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State of Georgia v. Chalmers (2007)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Felony Possession of Marijuana & Possession with Intent to Distribute

Result:

All felony charges were dismissed. Client pled to a misdemeanor marijuana offense.  The client received probation along with terms of probation with a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Goode (2007)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Sodomy; False Imprisonment; Sexual Battery, et al

Result:

All felony charges were dismissed. Client pled to misdemeanor charges and received probation along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Barker (2006)

Hall County Superior Court Criminal Investigation

Charges/Offenses:  Child Molestation

Result:

This was a criminal investigation of the client.  Attorney was able to provide proof and persuaded the prosecution not to go forward with the case. The client was never arrested and the investigation was closed.

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State of Georgia v. Johnson (2005/2006)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, et al

Result:

The distribution charge was dismissed, and client entered a plea to possession only.  He received probation under the First Offender Act along with conditions of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Slaton (2005)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Manufacturing Methamphetamine; Trafficking Methamphetamine, et al

Result:

All felony charges dismissed. Client entered a plea to a single misdemeanor dangerous drugs charge where he received probation along with terms of probation and a fine.

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State of Georgia v. Jones (2004/2005)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Aggravated Battery

Result:

This was a domestic dispute between the client and his mother. After a 4-day jury trial, client was found not guilty on all charges.

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State of Georgia v. Badillo (2004/2005)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  RICO (Racketeering)

Result: 

Client along with other alleged gang members were indicted for being involved in various illegal activities ranging from drug possession and distribution to various weapons charges and aggravated assault charges. Attorney was able to get all charges completely dismissed. 

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State of Georgia v. Martin (2004)

Superior Court of Lumpkin County

Charges/Offenses:  Battery (FVA)

Result:

This case involved a husband and wife who were going through a divorce. The wife was attempting to use this charge as leverage in the parties’ divorce action. After a 3-day jury trial the client was found not guilty on all charges.

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State of Georgia v. Sheffield (2004)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses:  Manufacturing Marijuana; Possession with Intent to Distribute, et al

Result:

2-day bench trial where the client was found not guilty on all charges.

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State of Georgia v. Jackson (2004)

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  DUI, et al

Result:

This was a DUI jury trial where the client allegedly ran through a GSP road block and almost struck two officers. After a 3-day trial, the client was found not guilty on all charges. 

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State of Georgia v. Dodson (2003)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:  Manufacturing Methamphetamine & Trafficking Methamphetamine

Results:

This client was charged, as noted above, when law enforcement came to his home with a search warrant and searched finding evidence of manufacturing of methamphetamine along with trafficking amounts of methamphetamine. A Motion to Suppress was filed on behalf of the client challenging the search warrant. Attorney contested the contents of the warrant and its validity. After a lengthy hearing, the Court ruled that the search warrant was invalid or “no good,” and consequently, all evidence was thrown out and not allowed to be used by the prosecution. The case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Graham (2002/2003)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Murder (2 Cts); Felony Murder (2 Cts.), et al

Result:          

This was an alleged murder that consisted of a drive-by shooting in which two individuals were killed along with others being injured from the gun fire. The prosecution charged that client was a gang member who, along with other gang members, went by a local home and sprayed the house with gunfire for purposes of retaliation. Attorney, along with two other defense attorneys represented this case in which it was alleged that client was the “trigger man” who killed and injured the various individuals. The client was found not guilty on all charges after a jury trial that lasted several weeks despite testimony from co-defendants who were given plea deals to testify against him.

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State of Georgia v. Beasley (2002/2003)

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses:   Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone and Alprazalom

Result:

The case involved a pharmacy technician who was allegedly stealing large quantities of hydrocodone and alprazalom from a local pharmacy and reselling the pills. A confidential informant gave this information to law enforcement, and law enforcement obtained a search warrant for client’s home. Law enforcement searched the house and found hundreds of hydrocodone and alprazalom pills along with “pharmacy size” pill bottles. Attorney challenged the search warrant as being insufficient. After a lengthy hearing, the Court ruled that the search warrant was invalid and all evidence found as a result of the search warrant was suppressed and could not be used by the prosecution.  The case was dismissed.

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State of Georgia v. Umnus (2001/2002)

Superior Court of White County

Charges/Offenses: Child Molestation; Statutory Rape, et al

Result:

The case was indicted but attorney provided proof to the prosecution of certain material matters associated with the charges of client. The prosecution dismissed the case.

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State of Georgia v. Potts (2001)

Superior Court of Dawson County

Charges/Offenses: Theft by Taking; Theft by Deception, et al

Result:

This was a multi-count theft case that involved automobiles, tools and equipment wherein the Dawson County Magistrate Judge was the purported victim. The jury trial began and the State’s part of the case lasted approximately 1 ½ days. At the end of the State’s presentation, attorney made motions for a directed verdict on behalf of his client as to all counts. The Court granted the motion as to all counts, and the case was dismissed.

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