Brandon has been counsel on numerous criminal appeals, either on behalf of a party or as a friend of the court. Some of Brandon’s notable cases are below.
Acting as amicus curiae, Brandon argued for and preserved trial courts’ authority to protect defendants’ appeals from dismissal.
Acting as amicus curiae, Brandon helped to persuade the Supreme Court of Georgia that courts had discretion to allow hybrid representation criminal cases.
Acting as embedded appellate counsel, Brandon secured the exclusion of prior-sexual-offense evidence from his client’s molestation trial.
Brandon secured a new trial on methamphetamine trafficking charges for a client because of an erroneous jury instruction.
Brandon secured habeas corpus relief in the form of a resentencing on his client’s rape and aggravated sodomy convictions.
Brandon secured habeas corpus relief in the form of a new trial on his client’s robbery conviction.
Brandon restored a client’s probation sentence for his unlawful-possession-of-a-firearm conviction and ensured trial court’s power to give probation instead of prison time on most Georgia offenses.
Brandon successfully protected a client’s right to withdraw his guilty plea before the trial court pronounced the sentence, notwithstanding that the plea was entered mid-trial.
Brandon was counsel for amici curiae in a case that preserved superior courts’ power to reduce defendants’ sentences based on timely motions.
Brandon successfully defended a client’s right to immunity from prosecution in the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Brandon secured a reversal of the client’s murder conviction because of the prosecutor’s illegal argument at trial.
Brandon established the law on criminal contempt in Georgia and secured a vacatur of the client’s conviction.
Brandon established the law on loitering in a school zone and secured a reversal of the client’s conviction.
Brandon established the law in Georgia on black box data downloads from cars and secured a reversal of the client’s vehicular manslaughter conviction.
Brandon established the law in Georgia on direct and out-of-time appeals from guilty pleas and secured a vacatur of the judgment against the client.
Brandon was counsel for amicus curiae in a case establishing what the prosecution must allege to properly charge a violation of Georgia’s sex-offender registry statute and reversing the client’s conviction.
Brandon was counsel for amicus curiae on case that protected defendants against the unlawful use of prior DUI convictions at trial.
Brandon secured a reversal of the client’s conviction for financial transaction card fraud because of insufficient evidence.
Brandon established the law that individuals convicted in sexual offenses in Georgia were entitled to at least one year of probation per count.
Brandon was counsel for amicus curiae in the case that established that only where the victim suffered a physical injury would an underlying offense disqualify a defendant from removal from the sex-offender registry.
Brandon was counsel for amicus curiae in a case establishing that a pardon for the underlying offense will remove a defendant from the Georgia sex-offender registry.
Brandon was counsel for amicus curiae in a case establishing when a superior court had discretion to depart from a mandatory minimum sentence for a sexual offense.
Brandon is a consummate professional and brilliant practitioner. He is someone I would trust to represent me or someone in my family and he has my highest recommendation.
For appellate and post-conviction representation Brandon is among the best. I recommend his services without hesitation.
Because of his keen ability to navigate complicated procedural and constitutional issues, Brandon is a trusted legal advisor and my go-to recommendation for anyone in search of a zealous criminal appellate attorney.