2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 17-7-53 (2010)
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 7 - PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 3 - INDICTMENTS
§ 17-7-53 - Operation of two returns of "no bill" on charge as bar to future prosecution for same charge
17-7-53. Operation of two returns of "no bill" on charge as bar to future prosecution for same charge
Two returns of "no bill" by grand juries on the same charge or allegation shall be a bar to any future prosecution of a person for the same offense under the same or another name; provided, however, that, if the returns have been procured by the fraudulent conduct of the person charged or there is newly discovered evidence, upon proof, the judge may allow a third bill to be presented, found, and prosecuted.
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