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How to Appeal a Criminal Case in Georgia

May 23, 2022
Page Pate explains how to appeal a criminal case in Georgia   Criminal Defense Attorney Page Pate walks through the steps of a criminal appeal in Georgia and explains how the process works, from start to finish. He focuses on how to appeal a criminal case in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court […]

Can I withdraw a guilty plea?

June 8, 2018
A person can try to withdraw a guilty plea, but there are important time limits. Many people call our firm and want to withdraw a guilty plea. Unfortunately, some people plead guilty without being fully informed by their lawyer of all the consequences of a guilty plea. Even more concerning, some people enter a guilty […]

Child pornography conviction reversed on appeal

June 1, 2018
Last month, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a conviction for child pornography after holding that prosecutors did not present sufficient evidence at trial that Steven Lindley possessed child pornography. At the heart of the case was a computer tablet seized by law enforcement that contained images of child pornography. After law enforcement searched Lindley’s […]

Our Firm Helps Client Get a New Trial to Fight False Accusations of Child Molestation

February 7, 2016
On January 15, 2016, a Newton County judge reversed the convictions against our client and granted him a new trial. Our client (who has asked that we not use his name while the case is pending) had previously been convicted of rape, aggravated sexual battery, incest and multiple counts of child molestation. A lawyer who is […]

Page Pate Wins New Trial for Client Convicted of Sex Offense Charge

August 1, 2012
Earlier this week, our firm won a Motion for New Trial for a client who had been convicted of child molestation in Clayton County, Georgia over a year ago. The client hired us after losing his first trial and being sentenced to 15 years with 7 years to serve in prison. We were able to […]




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