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State of Georgia v. J.C
August 5, 2013
J.C. was charged in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony & Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The trial was broken into two phases, the first part of the trial was to determine guilt or innocence of the armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charges.
The alleged victim came to court and testified that after a night of drinking and hanging out, J.C. robbed him of his money, shot him in the stomach and fled. When asked in front of the jury who robbed and shot him, the alleged victim pointed to J.C. and said J.C.'s name.
After Attorney Trey Hicks' closing argument, the jury deliberated for a few hours and returned a verdict of not guilty as to all charges.
The District Attorney then dismissed the remaining charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and the Judge found that J.C. had not violated his probation by committing any new offenses. J.C. was immediately released from custody.
United States of America v. C.C.
May 20, 2014
C.C. was under the supervision of Federal Probation Officers in the District Court of the Southern District of Georgia. C.C.'s Probation Officer petitioned the Court to revoke C.C.'s supervised release and requested that the Court remand C.C. to federal custody for a period of two years. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines also recommended a sentence of two years to serve in federal custody for the violation.
C.C. admitted to violating the terms of his supervised release.
Attorney Trey Hicks appeared before the Court and argued on C.C.'s behalf. C.C. was remanded to custody for only one day and was returned to supervised released with instructions to complete community service. No additional jail time was ordered for C.C.