Court Opinions

Stevens v. State; Lee v. State
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (11/27/2012, 11/29/2012) S12A1795; S12A1796

APPEALS: Interlocutory Appeal, Dismissal; CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Speedy Trial

Alert: The Supreme Court dismissed the defendants' appeals for failure to follow interlocutory procedures.

Subject Matter Index: Appeals, dismissed, following denial of defendants' motions to dismiss indictment based on constitutional speedy trial violations, as defendants failed to follow interlocutory procedures under O.C.G.A. § 5-6-34 (b).

Headnote: The Supreme Court dismissed Demarcus Stevens and Ceron Lee's appeals from the denial of their motions to dismiss asserting constitutional speedy trial violations, holding that the defendants failed to follow interlocutory procedures under O.C.G.A. § 5-6-34 (b).

Text: Benham, Robert, Justice

These appeals from the trial court's denial of the defendants's motions to dismiss the indictment due to an alleged constitutional speedy trial violation are dismissed for failure to follow the interlocutory procedures of OCGA § 5-6-34(b). Sosniak v. State, __Ga.__ (Case No. S12A0799, decided 11/19/2012).

Appeals dismissed. All the Justices concur.

Trial Judge: Constance C. Russell, Fulton Superior Court.,

Attorneys: Jennifer S. Hanson, Bruce S. Harvey, K. Julie Hojnacki, and Kimberly H. Cornwell (Law Offices of Bruce S. Harvey), Atlanta, for Stevens. Tony L. Axam, Danielle P. Roberts (Axamlaw), Atlanta, and Cinque M. Axam (Axamlaw), Decatur, for Lee. Paul L. Howard Jr., District Attorney, Paige R. Whitaker, Deputy District Attorney, Christopher M. Quinn, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Cheveda McCamy (District Attorney's Office), Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General, and Paula K. Smith, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Atlanta, for State.,