In Georgia Child Molestation Cases, can Forensic Interviews be Challenged?

This blog is about using expert witnesses in child molestation cases and other sexual cases involving children to challenge the veracity of forensic interviews…

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Should I Take a Polygraph?

This blog discusses polygraphs and other lie detection techniques that law enforcement officers may use when interrogating someone. Polygraphs are something that I get asked about quite a bit, especially in sex cases where the prosecutors and cops rarely have...

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How Do I Get My Probation to Non-Reporting?

We are oftentimes asked about non-reporting probation. Many people find the constant burden of checking in with probation and being subject to their whimsical demands and wishes to be incredibly burdensome (It is). With that in mind, we are often asked...

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The Cops Want Me to Come to the Station to Talk: Should I?

In Georgia, almost every single investigation into an alleged sex crime will include law enforcement reaching out to the suspect. At this time, the suspect is probably not even aware that he or she is under investigation. If the suspect...

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HOW DO I GET OFF THE GEORGIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY?

Anyone convicted of a sexual offense involving a minor or a dangerous sexual offense must register in Georgia. This applies to Georgia residents convicted in Georgia and in other states. What Are the Requirements? It is possible to be removed...

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Bond Conditions in Child Molestation and other Sex Cases

Can I get a bond in a child molestation case? Yes! But, you should expect conditions of that bond. The first question we always get when we are hired on a case is “what about a bond?” It is the...

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Big Changes in Exploitation Prosecutions in Georgia – Edvalson v. State

Changes to Georgia Sexual Exploitation Laws Long story short – for quite some time Georgia prosecutors have charged people charged with sexual exploitation of children with numerous counts by stacking the charges. This allows for lengthy prison sentences after trial,...

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Johnny Lee Gates

Background My favorite experience in law school was serving as an extern at the Georgia Innocence Project. In 1977 an all-white Muscogee County jury convicted Johnny Lee Gates of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old white female. He was...

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