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Criminal defense lawyers win speedy trial motions on appeal

December 18, 2009
The Court of Appeals of Georgia recently reversed the denials of motions to dismiss based on speedy trial grounds in two different cases. The court found that the 35 and 36 month delays were both presumptively prejudicial and violated a defendant’s right to a speedy trial under the four-part balancing test. In Davis v. State, […]

Columbus Georgia lawyers win $3.4 million verdict for widow of bicyclist killed by teenage driver

December 18, 2009
A Columbus, Georgia jury returned a $3.4 million verdict last Thursday for the wrongful death of Harris County resident Scott Matty. Matty was struck by a 17-year-old driver while bicycling on Georgia 315 in February of 2008. The Ledger-Enquirer has the story. Police say the driver, Rachael Nicole Griffin, was driving a Ford Explorer when […]




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