2017 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 4 - Arrest of Persons
Article 3 - Warrants for Arrest
§ 17-4-41. Contents of affidavits made or warrants issued for arrest of penal offenders

Universal Citation: GA Code § 17-4-41 (2017)
  • (a) An affidavit made or warrant issued for the arrest of a person who is accused of violating the penal laws of this state shall include, as nearly as practicable, the following facts:
    • (1) The offense, including the time, date, place of occurrence, against whom the offense was committed, and a statement describing the offense; and
    • (2) The county in which the offense was committed.
  • (b) When the offense charged is theft, the affidavit made or warrant issued shall state, in addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section, the following facts:
    • (1) Name of the property alleged to have been stolen, with a description thereof, including its value; and
    • (2) Name of the owner of the property and the person from whose possession such property was taken.
  • (c) It is the intent of these requirements that the accused person shall be informed of the specific charge against him and of all basic pertinent particulars pertaining thereto.
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