Recent Results   |  

From time to time I will share some of my recent results here on my blog. Below you’ll find results through August 31, 2015. 

 

What have I been up to lately? After spending eight months on trial in the APS cheating case, it’s been nice to be back to business as usual.

Habeas Corpus and Re-Sentencing

RB was convicted after trial in Fulton County Superior Court in 2007 of kidnapping and multiple counts of aggravated assault and sentenced to 20 years to serve. His conviction and sentence affirmed on appeal, RB retained my former law partner Scott King and I to represent him for purposes of a petition for habeas corpus in Macon County. The habeas corpus petition was granted in part and RB was ultimately re-sentenced to 10 years to serve, the minimum allowed by law.

Juvenile Petition for Delinquency

The juvenile petition in Cobb County Juvenile Court alleging theft against JR was dismissed upon payment of restitution.

Forgery and Theft

JM was accused in Fulton County Superior Court of multiple counts of forgery and theft by taking. All charges have been dismissed upon her completion of the pretrial diversion program.

Habeas Corpus

SM was convicted after trial in August-Richmond County Superior Court in 1999 of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, and kidnapping. His conviction and sentence affirmed on appeal, SM retained me to represent him for purposes of a petition for habeas corpus in Coffee County Superior Court. The habeas corpus petition was granted. The Attorney General’s Office is currently appealing this ruling.

The Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Trial Continues   |  

Believe it or not, the trial continues. Here are the latest headlines and articles to keep you abreast of what is happening now.

AJC: Atlanta schools trial takes a break

AJC: Witness: APS staff accused of cheating told kids “You all just dumb”

AJC: Former Atlanta teacher: No one said cheating was wrong

AJC: APS judge says he’s ‘somewhat doubtful’ about RICO charge

AJC: APS judge expresses doubt about RICO charge

AJC: Witnesses: APS teachers threatened students for snitching on cheating (PDF)

WSBTV: APS cheating judge says he doubts racketeering charges

AJC: Former Parks Middle School Principal Christopher Waller resumes his testimony under cross examination by defense attorney Sanford Wallack…

AJC Photo: Defense attorney Sanford Wallack raises an objection as testimony continues in the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating trial. (PDF)

 

Check Out My Feature Story on Laws.com   |  

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