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Larry David Wolfe

Larry Wolfe’s Legal Cases

12 total


  • Garza v. State

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defendant's kidnapping convictions were reversed.
    Description:
    In State v. Garza, 284 Ga. 696 (2008), the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the judicially created 'slight distance' standard for the asportation element in kidnapping cases, and instead substituted a four part test adopted by several states and federal circuits under which slight movement alone is insufficient to elevate the lesser included crime of false imprisonment into kidnapping. Both of our client's Kidnapping convictions and sentences were overturned.
  • Charlott Reaves v. State

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Outcome:
    Denial of motion to suppress evidence was reversed
    Description:
    The trial judge's denial of Defendant Charlott Reaves motion to suppress evidence seized from her home by police investigating the murder of a child was reversed, and was remanded to the trial court for additional evidentiary hearings.
  • Adams, et al v. Carlisle

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Outcome:
    Summary judgement against civil plaintiff reversed
    Description:
    Trial court's granting of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in a section 1983 civil rights/false arrest/intentional torts lawsuit against plaintiff was reversed by the Georgia Court of Appeals and the lawsuit was reinstated. Alex Susor assisted Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Yurachek in writing Appellant's brief while a law student employed with L. David Wolfe, P.C.
  • State of Georgia v. JW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    Nolle Prosequi
    Description:
    The State nolle prossed the indictment based on the Court granting JW's motion in limine to exclude testimony regarding the contents of a surveillance video.
  • State of Georgia v. BR

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    Acquitted on All Counts.
    Description:
    BR was charged with 2 counts of Murder, 2 counts of Felony Murder, 2 counts of Kidnapping with Bodily Injury, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, and 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. After cross-examining the State's main witness for two days, impeaching the medical examiner with the time of death, and showing the value of phone records after testimony that they were of no evidentiary value, Bruce Roberts was found Not Guilty on all counts. Potentially facing a double life sentence in prison, the Law Offices of L. David Wolfe was able to give BR a second chance at life.
  • Botts v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Outcome:
    Reversed
    Description:
    Fulton County Defendant appealed his sentence enhancement based on Georgia's Hate Crime statute, arguing that the law was unconstitutionally vague. The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously reversed the sentence enhancement and struck down the statute as unconstitutionally vague.
  • Lopez v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 02, 2003
    Outcome:
    Affirmed in part, reversed in part
    Description:
    Cobb County Defendant appealed his convictions for possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, as well as theft by receiving stolen property in the Georgia Court of Appeals, based on his being compelled to represent himself at trial, as well as a lack of competent evidence that the property found in his vehicle was stolen. The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed his conviction for theft by receiving, but affirmed the remaining convictions.
  • Miller v. Martin

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 05, 2008
    Outcome:
    Affirmed
    Description:
    Appeal of denial of petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Petitioner who accidentally killed another child during after school fistfight. Petitioner argued that punishing him as an adult without first giving him a transfer hearing from juvenile court was cruel and unusual punishment, as well as a violation of his right to due process, that pre-trial publicity regarding the Columbine massacre affected his case so as to prejudice his rights and that Sandstrom error by trial court caused the jury to infer an essential element of the crime of murder in convicting defendant. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the denial of the writ.
  • Miller v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Apr 28, 2003
    Outcome:
    Affirmed
    Description:
    15-year-old Defendant in Cherokee County was charged with felony murder when he punched a 13-year-old classmate who then died from fluke event in his body. Defendant claimed that the jury pool was tainted by pretrial publicity, that Georgia's felony murder rule was antiquated and unconstitutional and that felony murder conviction was not supported by the evidence which reflected nothing more than defendant's intent to commit simple assault, a misdemeanor. Georgia Supreme Court affirmed conviction, United States Supreme Court denied certiorari.
  • State v. Bair

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of 31 count criminal indictment upheld
    Description:
    In Bair v. State, ___ Ga.App. _____, 2010 Ga. App. LEXIS 312 (2010), the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's grant Ms. Bair's plea in bar, special demurrer, and dismissal of all charges in a 31 count felony indictment alleging the theft of over $20,000.00 from an insurance company. The Court of Appeals based its opinion upon the Fulton County District Attorney's failure to (1) properly charge the manner in which the crime was alleged to have occurred, and (2) return an indictment within the statute of limitations. As a result of the decision, the state is barred completely from prosecuting this case.