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Robert Alexander Susor

Robert Susor’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Garza v. State

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defendant's kidnapping convictions were reversed. 30 years of prior appellate case precedent overturned by Georgia Supreme Court
    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 by Georgia Supreme Court
    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 by the Georgia Supreme Court, and was remanded to the trial court for additional evidentiary hearings. Client was facing the death penalty in this case.
  • 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 v. Bair

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of 31 count criminal indictment upheld by Georgia Court of Appeals
    Description:
    In Bair v. State, 303 Ga. App. 183, 692 S.E.2d 806 (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 defense counsel's motion contesting 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.
  • United States v. Hill

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    May 18, 2010
    Outcome:
    Facing 45 years, sentenced to one year and one day
    Description:
    Defendant, a retired Lieutenant with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, was charged with various criminal civil rights violations in Federal court for allegedly striking an inmate while on duty at the Fulton County Jail. Although the Client was convicted of all charges in the case following a five day jury trial and faced up to 45 years in prison, at sentencing the defense team presented mitigating evidence and legal arguments on behalf of Lt. Hill that convinced the judge to downwardly depart from the federal sentencing guidelines recommendation. The client Hill was sentenced to one year plus one day in custody, with no fine or restitution owed.
  • Miller v. O'Neal

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Outcome:
    The protective order was issued against Mr. O'Neal
    Description:
    Mr. Susor and Mr. Wolfe represented Petitioner Miller, who sought and received an ex parte family violence/stalking protective order against Defendant Shaquille O'Neal. Following the ex parte hearing, the petitioner's motion for the protective order was granted by the court and Defendant was ordered to have no contact with petitioner and was prohibited from entering within 200 yards of her or her son.
  • State v. A.L.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    On sixth lifetime DUI, negotiated a favorable plea to a reduced charge, probated sentence, and no loss of drivers license.
    Description:
    Client was arrested and charged with speeding 91 in a 55 MPH zone and with sixth lifetime DUI offense (third within five years). Contesting the admissibility of several similar transactions and other scientific and testimonial evidence proffered by the prosecution, counsel was able to negotiate a favorable plea bargain to the lesser included offense of reckless driving, no loss of driving privilege, and a probated sentence. Had client pled to the original charges, he would have been convicted of a high and aggravated misdemeanor, declared a habitual violator, lost driver's license for 5 years, and faced over 36 months in jail.