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Carl Santos Cansino
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Carl Cansino’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • In the Interest of A.F.

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Feb 08, 2007
    Outcome:
    Termination of Parental Rights Reversed
    Description:
    The appeals court found that the record failed to present clear and convincing evidence that the children's deprivation was likely to continue. Both parents made significant progress on their case plans. There was not clear and convincing evidence of present parental unfitness, and it was clear that the children were emotionally attached to the parents. The record showed that the father completed everything required of him in his case plan except with regard to child support. After being released from prison in January 2005, the father returned to construction work, bought and renovated a trailer home in which his family could live, completed parenting classes, and provided health insurance for his children. With regard to the mother's compliance with the case plan, the record showed that she completed parenting classes in April 2005. She visited consistently, but did miss some scheduled visitations. According to employees who supervised visits, the mother "did extremely well" and "was wonderful with the children" during visits. The mother did not maintain a steady job. She did, however, seek and obtain three different jobs. OUTCOME: The judgment of the juvenile court was reversed and the cases were remanded to the juvenile court for the establishment of a reunification plan, subject to the juvenile court's judgment as to whether reunification remained warranted by events occurring since the last termination hearing.
  • Man Charged with Aggravated Assault Acquitted

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Jury Acquitted Defendant of all Felony Charges
    Description:
    Defendant was accused of biting the mother of his girlfriend and removing a large chunk of flesh. After a two day trial, jury acquitted the defendant.
  • Judge Grants Demurrer to Indictment

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Judge grants demurrer to Indictment
    Description:
    Defendant filed a demurrer stating that the State of Georgia failed to adequately charge the offense of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals for the killing of a dog by the defendant. Court agreed and granted the defendant's demurrer.
  • Satellite TV repairman accused of Felony Animal Cruelty

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Outcome:
    Defendant Acquitted
    Description:
    A DishTV repairman was accused of Felony Animal Cruelty when he killed a dog owned by the homeowner in self defense.
  • Nurse accused of Sexual Assault on Patient

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2010
    Outcome:
    Defendant Acquitted
    Description:
    A nurse was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was in the hospital's care.
  • In the Interest of J.B.

    Practice Area:
    Juvenile
    Date:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Conviction Reversed
    Description:
    The Court of Appeals reversed a disposition entered against J.X.B. by the Juvenile Court as the Court failed to make sufficient findings of fact. O.C.G.A. 15-11-63 requires the court to consider five factors before imposing a term ofrestrictive custody on a juvenile. The court must reduce its findings to writing. In this case, the court did enter a written order, but the order was issued as a pre-printed form with blank spaces for pertinent information. While the trial court did fill in such blanks, the findings were very general and made no reference to J.X.B. specifically. The Court of Appeals relied on In the Interest of E.D.F., 243 Ga. App. 68 (2000) and other cases for the proposition that the General Assembly intended for the Juvenile Courts to take special care in the imposition of restrictive custody. Specific and detailed inquiry and findings are required by the trial court, such that those findings relate to the particular child in question.