Remaining 11 Defendants in Quitman 12 Trial Acquitted; A Victory for Voter Rights and GOTV

By: Simmons Law, LLC
 
 
Attorney Tiffany M. Simmons
Attorney Tiffany M. Simmons
ATLANTA - Dec. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- After more than four years of court battles, the remaining eleven defendants indicted and charged with voter fraud in connection with the 2010 Election in Brooks County, Georgia  - who are more commonly known as the Quitman 12 - have been fully acquitted by a Brooks County Judge.

The first of the Quitman defendants to be tried in a court of law, Ms. Lula Smart, was acquitted after two mistrials and a third trial that resulted in a final jury verdict of “not guilty” in September 2014. As a result, Prosecutors conceded that “based on the outcome of the Smart case, the State believes that it is unlikely to obtain convictions in the remaining cases.”  In a court order received by legal counsel this week, a Brooks County Judge ordered the remaining 11 defendants acquitted based on lack of evidence.

Attorney Tiffany M. Simmons, one of the lead defense attorneys for the Quitman 12, states, “I am glad that the State has decided not to pursue our remaining clients. This was, essentially, a case to discourage absentee voters, as well as a case of voter suppression.  I am glad that our clients can close this chapter of their lives.  It’s been more than four years of fighting to prove their innocence.”

Tiffany M. Simmons is an attorney and media personality dedicated to being a relentless advocate for her community.  She is managing partner at Simmons Law, a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, which focuses on criminal defense, business law, and entertainment.  She represents celebrities, businesses, and the everyday citizen.  For more information about Tiffany M. Simmons's legal practice:  slfirmllc.com.  For more information about Tiffany:  tiffanymsimmons.com

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