2014 Georgia Code
Title 24 - EVIDENCE
Chapter 4 - RELEVANT EVIDENCE AND ITS LIMITS
§ 24-4-417 - Evidence of similar acts in prosecutions for violations of Code Section 40-6-391

GA Code § 24-4-417 (2014) What's This?

(a) In a criminal proceeding involving a prosecution for a violation of Code Section 40-6-391, evidence of the commission of another violation of Code Section 40-6-391 on a different occasion by the same accused shall be admissible when:

(1) The accused refused in the current case to take the state administered test required by Code Section 40-5-55 and such evidence is relevant to prove knowledge, plan, or absence of mistake or accident;

(2) The accused refused in the current case to provide an adequate breath sample for the state administered test required by Code Section 40-5-55 and such evidence is relevant to prove knowledge, plan, or absence of mistake or accident; or

(3) The identity of the driver is in dispute in the current case and such evidence is relevant to prove identity.

(b) In a criminal proceeding in which the state intends to offer evidence under this Code section, the prosecuting attorney shall disclose such evidence to the accused, including statements of witnesses or a summary of the substance of any testimony that the prosecuting attorney expects to offer, at least ten days in advance of trial, unless the time is shortened or pretrial notice is excused by the judge upon good cause shown.

(c) This Code section shall not be the exclusive means to admit or consider evidence described in this Code section.

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