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Tag Archives: Judge William G. Petty

Contributing to minor’s delinquency conviction reversed (access required)

Where appellant’s minor daughter called three family members and 911 because she was “real scared” about appellant’s erratic driving, she was not a child “in need of services” as defined by statute, and appellant’s conviction of contributing to the delinquency ...

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Victim’s civil counsel had conflict as private prosecutor (access required)

The trial court erred by allowing an attorney to serve as a private prosecutor in appellant’s criminal assault trial while simultaneously representing the complaining witness in a civil matter involving appellant. The simultaneous representation was a conflict of interest that ...

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Divorce correctly granted on grounds of cruelty (access required)

The trial court properly concluded “that husband’s pattern of behavior, culminating in the battery for which he was convicted, would ‘cause [a] reasonable apprehension of serious danger in the future’ or would be ‘likely to be repeated.’ … Therefore, the ...

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Court declines to end spousal support obligation (access required)

Even though wife’s receipt of an inheritance was a changed circumstance, the trial court properly concluded that it did not warrant ending husband’s spousal support obligation. Facts The final divorce decree awarded wife $800 per month in permanent spousal support. ...

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