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Shaun Metoyer’s Convictions Overturned in Habeas Corpus Petition

August 15, 2016 Posted In Criminal Defense

In May 1999, Shaun Metoyer was convicted after a jury trial for multiple counts of armed robbery and related offenses in Augusta-Richmond County. Metoyer was sentenced to consecutive life sentences. The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed his convictions in 2006, but in 2015, Metoyer, now represented by Sanford (Sandy) Wallack, had his convictions overturned through…

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Post-Conviction Remedies in Georgia

January 15, 2014 Posted In Your Rights

If you have been convicted of a crime in the State of Georgia, there are multiple post-conviction remedies available to help you attack the conviction and seek to have it overturned. The following is an oversimplified list of the procedures available. Motion for New Trial The first procedure available is a motion for new trial,…

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