2014 Georgia Code
Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 10 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Article 5 - OFFENSES RELATED TO JUDICIAL AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS
§ 16-10-90 - Compounding a crime

GA Code § 16-10-90 (2014) What's This?

(a) A person commits the offense of compounding a crime when, after institution of criminal proceedings and without leave of the court or of the prosecuting attorney of the court where the criminal proceedings are pending, he accepts or agrees to accept any benefit in consideration of a promise, express or implied, not to prosecute or aid in the prosecution of a criminal offense.

(b) A person convicted of the offense of compounding a crime which is a felony shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both. A person convicted of the offense of compounding a crime which is a misdemeanor is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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