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Gonzalez v. State Gonzalez filed a PCR action claiming that his trial attorney had a conflict of interests when he represented Gonzalez at trial. The PCR court denied relief, and the Court of Appeals affirmed that decision. The Supreme Court reverses. The nature of the conflict that Gonzalez identifies is as follows: Gonzalez was charged with

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State v. Miama Kromah Kromah was convicted for (1) infliction of great bodily injury upon a child, and (2) unlawful neglect of a child. On appeal, Kromah claimed that the trial court erred in permitting two State’s witnesses to testify about hearsay conversations that they had with the child victim (the child did not testify

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State v. Cheeks Cheeks was convicted of trafficking crack cocaine. On appeal, Cheeks argues that (1) the search warrant authorized in his case was defective, and (2) the trial judge’s “strong evidence” charge was erroneous. The Court quickly disposes of the search warrant issue, finding no error. Turning to the “strong evidence” charge, the Court

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State v. Rice In this case the Supreme Court considers whether a defendant can appeal from a contested waiver hearing after a guilty plea in general sessions. Rice, a fifteen-year-old was charged several violent crimes. There was a contested waiver from family court to general sessions court, which Rice lost. After the court sent Rice

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State v. Taylor Police responded to an anonymous call that a black man on a bicycle appeared to be selling drugs in a “high crime area.” Police arrived and saw a black male on a bike “huddled up” with another male; they both attempted to flee when police approached. Police detained Taylor and performed a¬†Terry

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