Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Drug raids in Gwinnett County, Georgia lead to dozens of arrests of alleged La Familia Michoacana members

October 22, 2009
On Wednesday, several law enforcement agencies raided at least two homes in Gwinnett County. The raids targeted a Mexican-based organization that police say traffics in drugs. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. The DEA spearheaded the raids which resulted in dozens of arrests and an undisclosed sum of drugs and money. The organization which […]

Georgia attorney wins settlement from DeKalb County in police abuse case

October 20, 2009
DeKalb County, Georgia was facing a lawsuit by a homeless man who complained that a police officer kicked him out of the county and then beat him. The county settled the case last week for $165,000. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. The incident happened five years ago when Robert Williams was found sleeping […]

Child pornography charges in Columbus Georgia for “sexting” between teens?

October 18, 2009
There is a growing trend among teenagers and children which involves texting naked images of oneself to others by the use of cell phones. Police call it “sexting,” and it could lead to numerous minors being charged with possession of underage pornography. The Columbus Georgia Ledger Enquirer has the story. What many children and parents […]

Atlanta criminal attorney fights voluntary manslaughter charge for man accused of killing A.J. Jewell, former fiancé of one of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

October 10, 2009
Frederick Richardson faced a magistrate judge this week for allegedly killing Ashley “A.J.” Jewell. Jewell was the former fiancé of Kandi Burruss who is the newest member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He reportedly died several hours after fighting Richardson in the parking lot of an Atlanta strip club. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has […]

Federal drug conspiracy sentence reversed due to court’s improper application of the federal sentencing guidelines

October 10, 2009
The Eleventh Circuit recently vacated the sentence of a defendant after determining that the district court improperly found that he was a leader in a drug conspiracy for purposes of the Sentencing Guidelines. That erroneous finding had increased his sentence by four levels. In US v. Martinez, the defendant, Martinez, pled guilty to conspiring to […]




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