2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 43 - PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 3 - ACCOUNTANTS
§ 43-3-34 - Holding oneself out to be a licensed certified public accountant or public accountant; single prohibited act as grounds for injunction or conviction
43-3-34. Holding oneself out to be a licensed certified public accountant or public accountant; single prohibited act as grounds for injunction or conviction
The display or uttering by a person of a card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device bearing a person's name in conjunction with the words "certified public accountant" or any abbreviation thereof, or "public accountant" or any abbreviation thereof shall be prima-facie evidence in any action brought under Code Section 43-3-33 or 43-3-38 that the person whose name is so displayed caused or procured the display or uttering of such card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device and that such person is holding himself or herself out to be a certified public accountant or a public accountant holding a live permit or otherwise claims to be qualified to use such title by virtue of the substantial equivalency practice privilege under subsection (b) of Code Section 43-3-24 or of the firm practice provisions of subsection (b) of Code Section 43-3-21. In any such action, evidence of the commission of a single act prohibited by this chapter shall be sufficient to justify an injunction or a conviction without evidence of a general course of conduct.
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