2018 Georgia Code
Title 24 - Evidence
Chapter 7 - Opinions and Expert Testimony
§ 24-7-701. Lay witness opinion testimony

Universal Citation: GA Code § 24-7-701 (2018)
  • (a) If the witness is not testifying as an expert, the witness's testimony in the form of opinions or inferences shall be limited to those opinions or inferences which are:

    • (1) Rationally based on the perception of the witness;

    • (2) Helpful to a clear understanding of the witness's testimony or the determination of a fact in issue; and

    • (3) Not based on scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge within the scope of Code Section 24-7-702.

  • (b) Direct testimony as to market value is in the nature of opinion evidence. A witness need not be an expert or dealer in an article or property to testify as to its value if he or she has had an opportunity to form a reasoned opinion.

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