Justices hear arguments in private probation cases

...the justices should throw out the two class-action lawsuits because Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig stepped outside of legal procedure to give both cases class certification.Thompson went to the heart of the issue...

Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...now before Georgia's highest court on appeal of a Sept. 16, 2013 order by Augusta Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daniel J. Craig.Craig ruled that the law that grants certain powers to state probation officers who supervise felony probation cases...

Augusta man pleads guilty to child molestation

...prison Friday.Sylvester Harris, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to child molestation. Judge Daniel J. Craig imposed the prison term with an additional five years on probation.Harris was arrested after a 14-year-old girl...

State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig that held private probation firms are not empowered in Richmond or Columbia counties to seek the extension of any...

Council of State Court Judges violated code of conduct, commission says

...it always follows the law and only ensures that court orders are carried out.In September, Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig ruled the private probation law is not unconstitutional on its face. But Craig also ruled the law does not allow...

Elderly man sentenced to prison in child molestation case

...isn't an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgement of the sufficiency of evidence needed for a conviction.Judge Daniel J. Craig accepted the plea and sentenced Miskelly to 10 years in prison, followed by five years on probation.Assistant District...

Columbia County judge imposes prison term for James D. Hurt in marijuana trafficking case

...drove to California to buy the marijuana and were bringing it back to Augusta when they were stopped Sept. 20.Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced Hurt to five years in prison followed by one year on probation under the First Offender Act. Craig also...

Man sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicides

...told the judge. Thompkins just panicked and ran. He asked Floyd to apologize to the victims on his behalf.Judge Daniel J. Craig accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Thompkins.

Sex offender headed back to prison for new crimes against child

...prison sentence and the judge accepted the recommendation."We want this over," the victim's mother told Judge Daniel J. Craig at Williams' sentencing hearing in Richmond County Superior Court. Her daughter could not bear to testify at trial...

Last defendant in 1975 cold case homicide pleads guilty to reduced charges

...mystery until late 2009, when a prison inmate wrote to a former district attorney and current Superior Court judge, Daniel J. Craig, with information on the cold case, said Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter.Mark Dobbins, a Richmond...