2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 50 - STATE GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 18 - STATE PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
ARTICLE 4 - INSPECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS
§ 50-18-74 - Penalty for violations; procedure for commencement of prosecution

O.C.G.A. 50-18-74 (2010)
50-18-74. Penalty for violations; procedure for commencement of prosecution.


(a) Any person knowingly and willfully violating the provisions of this article by failing or refusing to provide access to records not subject to exemption from this article or by failing or refusing to provide access to such records within the time limits set forth in this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00.

(b) A prosecution under this Code section may only be commenced by issuance of a citation in the same manner as an arrest warrant for a peace officer pursuant to Code Section 17-4-40, which citation shall be personally served upon the accused. The defendant shall not be arrested prior to the time of trial, except that a defendant who fails to appear for arraignment or trial may thereafter be arrested pursuant to a bench warrant and required to post a bond for his or her future appearance.

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