Keller v. State - Court of Appeals Overturned - Timeliness of Appeal

Thomas James Thomas

Case Conclusion Date:October 28, 2002

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Won appeal that overturned Ct of App decision that Keller's appeal was untimely

Description:The Georgia Supreme Court concluded that when a multi-count indictment is the subject of one trial and the fact-finder returns a verdict of guilty on each count of the indictment, the case is not final and subject to appeal until a sentence has been entered on each count of the indictment. Because the Court of Appeals's dismissal of Keller's appeal is inconsistent with this rule, we reverse its judgment and remand the case to it for proceedings consistent with this opinion.