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Bernard Brody
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Child hearsay instruction once again constitutes improper judicial comment to the jury:
GA Child Molestation Conviction Reversed on Improper Jury Instruction. Posted on March 28th, 2015 in Georgia Child Molestation Cases. In Palmer v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant's convictions for aggravated child molestation and statutory rape, holding that the trial ...
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Attorneys need to be aware of this ruling on preserving objections to other crimes evidence:
Court Finds Defendant Failed to Timely Object to Other Crimes Evidence. Posted on March 16th, 2015 in Georgia Assault Cases, Legal News. In Harper v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals clarified when a defendant must object to the admissibility of evidence introduced by the State of other ...
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Prosecutor's comments about defendant's failure to come forward to police leads to reversal of conviction:
GA Supreme Court Affirms Reversal of Murder Conviction. Posted on February 25th, 2015 in Georgia Murder Cases. In State v. Sims, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the granting of a new trial to a murder defendant, holding that defense counsel was deficient for failing to object to the ...
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It's an honor to be named to the 2015 GA Super Lawyers list:
Bernard Selected to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List. Posted on February 22nd, 2015 in Firm News. Bernard has been selected to the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers list that was just published in the March edition of Atlanta Magazine. Georgia's Super Lawyers publication recognizes the top attorneys in ...
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Legislation is finally moving forward to put an end to our abusive federal asset forfeiture system:
FAIR Act is Poised to Reform Federal Asset Forfeiutre Law. Posted on February 11th, 2015 in Georgia Forfeiture Cases, Legal News. The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act, or FAIR Act of 2015, aims to reform federal civil asset forfeiture laws which allow law enforcement to seize property ...
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An appeal by the State gets dismissed due to a recently enacted 2-day deadline to file its notice:
State's Appeal Dismissed in South Georgia Rape Case. Posted on February 5th, 2015 in Georgia Rape Cases, Legal News. In State v. Andrade, the Georgia Court of Appeals dismissed the State's appeal holding that their notice of appeal was untimely filed and the Court therefore lacked jurisdiction ...
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Court of Appeals finds deliberate ignorance instruction improper where there's no evidence of actual willful blindness:
Deliberate Ignorance Charge Erroneous in GA Child Pornography Case. Posted on March 23rd, 2015 in Georgia Child Pornography Cases. In McCullough v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that in a child pornography case it was error to instruct the jury on the law of deliberate ignorance where ...
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Court holds that failure to supervise children who drowned in pool did not constitute criminal negligence:
GA Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Child Cruelty Case. Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Legal News. In Corvi v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the defendant's convictions for cruelty to children and reckless conduct after two five year-old children drowned in the family pool ...
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Brody, you are the best.  I appreciate that you represent defendents with such vigor.
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The purpose for which cell tower records are being used dictates whether a defendant has standing to contest their admissibility:
Ga Supreme Court: No Standing to Contest Cell Tower Records. Posted on February 23rd, 2015 in Georgia Murder Cases, Georgia Search and Seizure Cases. In Ross v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the defendant's conviction for malice murder stemming from her alleged participation in a ...
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Watch Out! The police are allowed to create fake Instagram accounts and "friend" people they're investigating:
Federal Court: Police May Use Fake Instagram Account to Obtain Evidence. Posted on February 21st, 2015 in Georgia Search and Seizure Cases, Legal News. In United States v. Gatson, a federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that the police were permitted to create a fake Instagram account ...
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This decision demonstrates why GA's registration exemption for juveniles is the right approach:
PA High Court Finds Lifetime Registration for Juveniles Unconstitutional. Posted on February 9th, 2015 in Georgia Sex Offender Registry Cases, Legal News. In the Interest of J.B., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that the provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ...
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Never, ever, ever take a stipulated law enforcement polygraph test:
Stipulated Polygraph Leads to Conviction in GA Sex Abuse Case. Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Georgia Child Molestation Cases. In Thomas v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant's convictions on two counts of sexual battery of a child, holding that the trial court properly ...
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