Allen v. State

In Allen v. State, 248 Ga. App. 79, 81-82 (2) (545 SE2d 629) (2001), however, the shackles infringed upon the defendant's presumption of innocence because even the state did not dispute that "the jurors would have an easy view of Allen's feet, legs and hands." Id. at 82 (3). In addition, the cases cited by Allen involved defendants whose shackles were viewed by the jury and in which the trial court apparently took no steps to prevent the jury from seeing the defendant's restraints.