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James Rodney Hamilton

James Hamilton’s Legal Cases

20 total


  • State v. Gravitt, 289 Ga. App. 868

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all charges
    Description:
    When narcotics agents went to the client's residence to look for a wanted person, they started an Illegal search of the Defendant's property.This resulted in a multitude of charges, including possession, possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, and manufacturing marijuana. My client faced more than 50 years of incarceration, and $250,000 in fines. After investigating the case, we filed a Motion to Suppress the illegally seized evidence, which was granted by the trial court. The State appealed the decision, and lost their appeal. All charges had to be dismissed after the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of the Motion to Suppress Illegally Seized Evidence.
  • State v. Woodall (Forsyth County Superior Court)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all charges
    Description:
    Defendant was unlawfully detained, searched and arrested. This lead to being charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine. The Motion to Suppress was granted, and the case dismissed.
  • State v. Woodall (Dawson County Superior Court)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of main charges
    Description:
    Deputies went to client's house to serve an arrest warrant on him. After searching his house, the client was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine. Facing twenty-five years in prison, and a $200,000 fine, we challenged the legality of the search. The Motion to Suppress was granted, the Judge finding that the officers had no credibility in their testimony, and Suppressed the results of the search as it pertained to the manufacturing charge. Client was later convicted of only the drugs found in his pocket at the jail.
  • State v. Treutel

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client pulled over by GSP. Arrested for DUI after admitting to consuming beer earlier in the evening. Jury deliberated for 21/2 hours before acquitting the Defendant.
  • State v. Phillips

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client accused of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and had a breath alcohol reading of .13. The Jury deliberated for only 17 minutes before returning a not guilty!
  • State v. Hanson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 03, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Hanson was stopped by a police officer for weaving. After field sobriety tests were administered, it was determined that Hanson's Blood Alcohol Content was 0.09, and above the legal limit. Because the officer administered the field sobriety tests so poorly, Hanson's DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.
  • State v. Wall

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Outcome:
    Reduced felony charges and dismissed DUI
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with the Felony drug charge of (possession of a controlled substance), failure to maintain lane, and two counts of Driving Under the Influence of drugs. The State threatened for client to be imprisoned and serve 15 years. After negotiations and exposing the problems with their case, the felony and the 2 DUIs were dismissed, and Wall entered a plea to disorderly conduct, and reckless conduct and was required to pay a $500 fine.
  • State v. BW

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Outcome:
    Reduction of DUI
    Description:
    Client arrested for third DUI in five years with an accident involved, faced mandatory license suspension for five years, minimum ten days in jail. After meeting with prosecutor before trial, the State agreed to reduce the DUI.
  • State v. Reid

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Pre-Trial Diversion
    Description:
    Client searched and arrested for gun charges. The prosecutor agreed that the search was illegal, and allowed a "no-penalty" pre-trial diversion program so that the client could take a cognitive skills class, and the charges dismissed.
  • State v. EM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 03, 2009
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all charges
    Description:
    Client wrongly charged with possession of drugs. Prosecutor agreed to dismiss charges after discussions about the pending motions.