Case Results

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Not Guilty DUI
  • Suesan A. Miller
  • Suesan A. Miller
Client was found asleep in his vehicle in a business parking lot. He admitted to officers that he had a few drinks earlier in the evening before driving, but pulled over to sleep it off. There was no evidence proving when the client had operated his vehicle or how much he had to drink prior to operating his vehicle. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Not Guilty DUI
    Client was found asleep in his vehicle in a business parking lot. He admitted to officers that he had a few drinks earlier in the evening before driving, but pulled over to sleep it off. There was no evidence proving when the client had operated his vehicle or how much he had to drink prior to operating his vehicle. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Child Molestation
    Client was accused of molesting his girlfriend’s niece. The child’s mother allowed her daughter to visit with the client for a weekend before telling him of the alleged victim’s outcry. The client volunteered to speak with the police and take a polygraph test, but the assigned investigator did not follow up for almost two years. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Case Dismissed DUI
    Client was pulled over by an officer as he was pulling into his driveway. The client was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of another officer’s car. The client was then forced to participate in the field sobriety evaluations despite his firm refusal to complete the evaluations. A Motion to Suppress was filed due to client being detained and forced to complete voluntary evaluations.
  • Not Guilty DUI, VGCSA, Failure to Maintain Lane

    Client was pulled over after crossing over the center line several times. There was marijuana visible on the client’s shirt and he admitted to the officer that he drank two beers and smoked marijuana prior to driving. The client chose to go to trial on the DUI and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  • Not Guilty DUI Drugs, VGCSA, Failure to Maintain Lane
    Client was involved in a single car accident after losing control of her vehicle. She admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier in the day, but said she no longer felt the effects of the marijuana. The arresting officer performed field sobriety evaluations and determined the client to be under the influence of drugs. The client chose to go to trial on the DUI Drugs and Failure to Maintain Lane.
  • Not Guilty DUI Less Safe
    Client fell asleep at a railroad crossing while waiting for an early morning train to pass. Officers woke the client up and proceeded to question him. Client admitted to having had one beer earlier the previous evening, and completed the voluntary field sobriety evaluations. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Case Dismissed Sexual Battery Against Minor, Enticing a Child
    The client was accused of having threatened and inappropriately touched a minor female while inside a gas station convenience store. Several hours of surveillance footage review proved the allegations to be false. This evidence was presented to the assigned prosecutor at a pre-trial conference and the case was dismissed.
  • Charges Reduced Vehicular Homicide, DUI Drugs
    Client struck a motorized scooter that he was unable to see due to weather conditions. He did not realize that he struck a pedestrian and initially left the scene, but soon returned and was fully cooperative with law enforcement.
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Child Molestation x 4
    Client was accused of molesting his three young children. One of the alleged victims made an outcry after having committed a crude act against his own sibling. Through our investigation, it was discovered that the client’s estranged wife influenced the testimony of their children. We valiantly argued that the client was not the perpetrator of the alleged acts. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Not Guilty DUI Drugs
    Client was found asleep in his vehicle in a gas station parking lot in the early hours of the morning. Officers woke him and started questioning him, and the client advised that he was just overly tired from recently starting a new job. The client also advised that he smokes marijuana occasionally. Officers performed field sobriety evaluations and determined the client to be under the influence of drugs. The client chose to go to trial.
  • Charge Reduced DUI, Driving on Suspended License, Striking Another Vehicle
    Witnesses observed client strike a vehicle in a business parking lot then proceed into the business. Officers were already present when the client arrived and began to question him. Client refused to answer any questions, and later refused to complete all field sobriety testing and blood and/or alcohol tests.
  • Case Dismissed Possession of Firearm by Felon, VGCSA
    Client was on probation when involved in an altercation with his significant other. Police were called to the scene of the altercation after the client left, and discovered a firearm allegedly belonging to the client. A search warrant was executed on the client’s home where narcotics were found, but it could not be determined that the narcotics belonged to the client. The case was dismissed before trial.
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Battery & Assault

    Trial Level

    State v. A.H. (2018) A.H.’s family hired Scott Key A.H. was indicted for multiple counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children for allegedly breaking both legs, multiple toes, and ribs of his six-week-old baby. The baby also had multiple injuries to his mouth and the back of his throat. A.H. was indicted, along the child’s mother. Mr. Key filed extensive pre-trial motions, resulting in the dismissal of the initial indictment. The case proceeded to trial, with Scott Key and Kayci Timmons presenting A.H.’s defense that the mother was solely responsible for injuries to the baby. During the trial, the defense strategically questioned the State’s expert medical witnesses to demonstrate that the timeline for possible injury excluded A.H.’s possible involvement. After a week-long trial, A.H. was found not guilty of all counts.

    A.H.’s co-defendant was convicted of all counts and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison.

  • Re-Sentenced Post Conviction

    Appellate Level

    State v. A.R. (2018) A.R.’s family hired Scott Key after he entered a plea in the Superior Court of Coweta County and stipulated to the violation of his probation in the Superior Court of Fayette County. Previous counsel had advised A.R. that he would likely be parole on time served. However, after spending a few weeks in custody, A.R. learned that he would spend seven more months in custody. Key filed a motion to modify sentence in both courts. After an in-chambers meeting in Fayette and a formal hearing in Coweta, both courts re-sentenced to A.R. to time served.

  • Re-Sentenced Arson in the Third Degree

    Appellate Level

    ?State v. D.H. (2018) D.H.’s family hired Scott Key and Kayci Timmons after being convicted in the Superior Court of Fayette County and being harshly sentenced for Arson in the Third Degree. After filing a motion for new trial on behalf of D.H. in the Superior Court of Fayette County, Scott Key was able to work out the case for re-sentencing so that D.H. was afforded first offender status and credited for time served.
  • Reversal of Convictions Trafficking, Possession, Intent to Distribute

    Georgia Court of Appeals

    Criminal Morales v. State (Decided July 7, 2015) Scott Key represented Morales in this case an obtained a reversal of his convictions for trafficking, possession, and possession with the intent to distribute due to insufficiency of the evidence.

  • Case Overturned Child Molestation

    Georgia Court of Appeals

    Darst v. State (Decided July 16, 2013) Scott Key represented Darst in this case that overturned a child molestation conviction and 60-year sentence and which clarified the standard of care for lawyers in child molestation cases in terms of expert witnesses.