Can I withdraw a guilty plea?

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…

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Child pornography conviction reversed on appeal

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…

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Page Pate interviewed about Tex McIver murder trial

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Page Pate discusses the verdict in the Tex McIver trial in Atlanta, Georgia. McIver, a former Buckhead attorney, was found guilty of felony murder in the September 2016 death of his wife. The verdict was reached on April 23, 2018, after five days of deliberations and despite the…

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