2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 10 - SENTENCE AND PUNISHMENT
ARTICLE 1 - PROCEDURE FOR SENTENCING AND IMPOSITION OF PUNISHMENT
§ 17-10-11 - Credit for time in confinement awaiting trial or resulting from a court order -- Granting generally; use in determining parole eligibility; applicability of Code section

O.C.G.A. 17-10-11 (2010)
17-10-11. Credit for time in confinement awaiting trial or resulting from a court order -- Granting generally; use in determining parole eligibility; applicability of Code section


(a) Each person convicted of a crime in this state shall be given full credit for each day spent in confinement awaiting trial and for each day spent in confinement, in connection with and resulting from a court order entered in the criminal proceedings for which sentence was imposed, in any institution or facility for treatment or examination of a physical or mental disability. The credit or credits shall be applied toward the convicted person's sentence and shall also be considered by parole authorities in determining the eligibility of the person for parole.

(b) This Code section applies to sentences for all crimes, whether classified as violations, misdemeanors, or felonies, and to all courts having criminal jurisdiction located within the boundaries of this state.

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