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Supreme Court of Georgia finds local court must consider Augusta man’s pro-se appeal



The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled a Burke County court must consider an appeal an Augusta man filed on his own while he also had an appointed attorney.

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  1. Sammie Sias spent too much money on his first attorneys and now has a court appointed one. Based on this Burke County case, he would have better odds representing himself from now on during his appeal. Makes you believe his first two lawyers did take the money and run. After the Murdaugh trial and this Burke County case, where do you find a honest, competent attorney. Does the GA Bar Association post complaints and disciplinary actions against their members?

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