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  • Apr 25

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Elberton... [Read More]

  • Apr 25

    Family Violence - Douglasville... [Read More]

  • Apr 28

    Interviews and Interrogations... [Read More]

  • Apr 29

    Interviews and Interrogations... [Read More]

  • Apr 30

    Interviews and Interrogations... [Read More]

  • Apr 30

    From Beginning To End: Working With A Sexual Assault Victim... [Read More]

  • May 1

    Interviews and Interrogations... [Read More]

  • May 2

    Interviews and Interrogations... [Read More]

  • May 9

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Canton... [Read More]

  • May 16

    Family Violence - Jonesboro... [Read More]

  • May 19

    2014 National Citizen Review Panel Conference... [Read More]

  • May 20

    2014 National Citizen Review Panel Conference... [Read More]

  • May 21

    2014 National Citizen Review Panel Conference... [Read More]

  • May 23

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Toccoa... [Read More]

  • May 30

    Family Violence - Albany... [Read More]

  • Jun 7

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 8

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 9

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 9

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 10

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 10

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 11

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 11

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 12

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 12

    2014 Basic Litigation... [Read More]

  • Jun 13

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 16

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 17

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 18

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 19

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jun 20

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jul 20

    2014 Summer Conference... [Read More]

  • Jul 21

    2014 Summer Conference... [Read More]

  • Jul 22

    2014 Summer Conference... [Read More]

  • Jul 23

    2014 Summer Conference... [Read More]

  • Jul 28

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jul 29

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jul 30

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Jul 31

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Aug 1

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Sep 22

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Sep 23

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Sep 24

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Sep 25

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

  • Sep 26

    Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors... [Read More]

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Employment

District Attorneys and Solicitors-General recruit and select professional personnel for their respective judicial circuits and counties. Vacancy announcements are posted as a service to these elected chief prosecutors. Please follow the reply instructions included in each announcement. Other employment announcements from the prosecution community are also posted on a regular basis. The Prose... [more]

News Flash

FYI: Jones v. State

In Jones v. State, A13A1940 (March 28, 2014), the Georgia Court of Appeals holds that O.C.G.A. § 24-4-404(b) cannot be used to admit a defendant’s prior acts of Driving Under the Influence for the purpose of establishing intent or demonstrating a defendant’s knowledge of the dangers of impaired driving. FYI: Jones v. State... [read on]

FYI: Scott v. State

In Scott v. State, S13G1042 (March 28, 2014), the Supreme Court of Georgia rules that under former O.C.G.A. § 16-13-31, the State must prove a defendant’s knowledge of weight of controlled substance as an element of offense of trafficking. FYI: Scott v. State... [read on]

FYI: Hamm v. State

In Hamm v. State, S13A1696 (Mar. 17, 2014), the Georgia Supreme Court holds that trial court must give instruction on accomplice testimony if slight evidence supports it, even if there is also independent evidence of corroboration of such accomplice’s testimony. FYI: Hamm v. State... [read on]

FYI: Fernandez v. California

The United States Supreme Court ruled in Fernandez v. California, No. 12-7822 (February 25, 2014), that Georgia v. Randolph, 547 U.S. 103 (2006), does not prevent one occupant from giving valid consent after the occupant who refused consent has been removed from the premises. FYI: Fernandez v. California... [read on]

National Computer Forensics Institute to offer 2014 Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors

The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) is a partnership between the United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Alabama District Attorney’s Association to train state and local law enforcement, judges and prosecutors in computer forensics and digital evidence. If selected, you will be attending this course with twenty-three other prosecutors from all over t... [read on]

FYI: Schedule II Narcotic Drug v. Non-Narcotic Drug

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30 the punishment for the purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of narcotic drugs listed in Schedule II is separate and distinct from the purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of non-narcotic drugs in Schedule II. O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(c) & (e). FYI: Schedule II Narcotic Drug v. Non-Narcotic Drug... [read on]

FYI: State of Nebraska v. Kibbee

In State v. Kibbee, 284 Neb. 72, 815 N.W.2d 872 (2012), the Supreme Court of Nebraska holds that new Evidentiary Rule regarding admission of prior bad acts in sexual assault cases is not an Ex Post Facto Law.  FYI: State of Nebraska v. Kibbee... [read on]

FYI: Mastrogiovanni v. State

The Georgia Court of Appeals decided Mastrogiovanni v. State, Case No. A13A1179, on November 15, 2013, ruling the State is not required to obtain a second search warrant when a computer, properly seized within 10 days of the issuance of a search warrant, is not examined within the same 10 day period. FYI: Mastrogiovanni v. State... [read on]

FYI: State v. King

In State v. King, A13A1127 (November 14, 2013), the Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled the State lacks the right to appeal when the trial court disregards a negotiated sentence pursuant to a plea agreement. FYI: State v. King... [read on]

FYI: Mandt v. Lovell

In Mandt v. Lovell, S12G2003 (October 21, 2013), the Supreme Court of Georgia held that family violence permanent protective orders under O.C.G.A. § 19-13-4 may be modified based on changing conditions and circumstances. FYI: Mandt v. Lovell... [read on]

FYI: Brown v. State and Williams v. State

In Brown v. State, S12G1287 and Williams v. State, S13G0178 (October 21, 2013), the Supreme Court of Georgia overturned two convictions of defendants stopped at separate unconstitutional police roadblocks and clarified the constitutional analysis of police roadblocks, both individually and at the programmatic level. FYI: Brown v. State and Williams v. State... [read on]

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Model Notice

The Department Of Labor issued Technical Release No. 2013-02, which discussed, in part, the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that applicable employers provide a notice to employees informing them of the Health Insurance Marketplace. This notice must be provided by October 1, 2013 to current employees, and to new employees hired after October 1, 2013, within 14 days of their start date. Each e... [read on]

TEAMWORKS Travel & Expense (Concur)

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC) has elected to participate in the State’s online TEAMWORKS Travel & Expense (TTE) system (CONCUR) with the State Accounting Office (SAO).  Through this system the entire travel and expense process is automated, with the goal of providing faster service to you and increasing efficiency for PAC staff.  Effective July 1, 2013, state employe... [read on]

URGENT: Permanent Injunction Re: OCGA 16-11-200 thru 16-11-203

On March 20, 2013, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, United District Court, N.D. Ga., issued the attached order permanently enjoining enforcement of the following Code sections: OCGA 16-11-200 (transporting or moving illegal aliens); OCGA 16-11-201 (concealing, harboring, or shielding an illegal alien); and OCGA 16-11-202 (inducing an illegal alien to enter state).  These Code section... [read on]

Business Record Certification

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council has produced a Business Record Certification form which complies with OCGA Sect. 24-8-803(6) and OCGA Sect. 25-9-902(11).  The Certification is patterned after the Federal Business Record Certification.  Also we have produced a form cover letter, patterned after the Federal Cover letter,  which may be used to accompany the subpoena for the produc... [read on]

GBI: Notice of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 92-3

The GBI’s Division of Forensic Sciences has recently sent out notification requesting that the Board of Public Safety amend the GBI rules that specify which breath testing equipment is approved for use in Georgia as required by O.C.G.A. §§ 40-5-67.1 and 40-6-392.   This notification starts the formal process under the state’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), O.C.G.A. § 40-13-... [read on]

Legislation Enacted During the 2013 Georgia General Assembly

The below is a summary of the Bills and Resolutions impacting prosecutors or the criminal justice system that passed during the 2013 Session of the Georgia General Assembly and, in the case of Bills, were approved by the Governor. Summary of Legislation that passed the 2013 General Assembly (PDF) We have provided a brief analysis by the contributing authors for each of the 71 Bills and Resol... [read on]

Legal Forms & Templates

Business Records Certification Business Records Certification - Cover Letter, Subpoena Letter to Clerk (complaint) Complaint 1 Complaint 2 Consent Order Default Judgment Forfeiture Lein 1 Forfeiture Lein 2 GBI DOFS Fax Cover Sheet General Civil Case Filing Information Form 1 General Civil Case Filing Information Form 2 General Civil Case Final Disposition Form Letter: Consent Order ... [read on]

Capital Litigation Resources

Capital cases, which are litigated with unusual tenacity, regularly raise legal issues that can be exceptionally difficult to resolve. So that convictions and sentences might withstand federal and state constitutional challenges at the appellate level, the Capital Litigation Division in the Atlanta office assists trial prosecutors by providing in-court assistance, technical advice, as well as le... [read on]

Conference Materials

Please Note: If the title of a session appears in black, it means that PAC has not yet received the handout from the speaker. Please check back periodically as we will be uploading handouts as we receive them up until, and in some cases after, the conference. For your convenience, the date that the handout was uploaded has been noted to the left of the presentation title. Select your Con... [read on]