Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Georgia appeals court reverses drug conviction based on “equal access” defense

February 22, 2009
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently had to determine if evidence was sufficient to support a conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana under a theory of constructive possession. The court held there was not sufficient evidence, since the defendant’s cousin had equal access to the drugs but was […]

Georgia criminal law allows for “food safety” prosecutions

February 19, 2009
After the recent allegations hit the Peanut Corp.of America about the presence of salmonella in products it shipped from its Georgia plant, we decided to explore what sort of federal or Georgia criminal laws might apply to this case. (If you are interested in the details, a legal memo addressing food safety and criminal prosecutions […]




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