2019 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
Article 4 - Offenses Against Public Transportation
Part 2 - Transportation Passenger Safety
§ 16-12-125. Avoiding or interfering with securing measures; penalty; exemption

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-125 (2019)
  • (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any person to avoid or interfere with a properly functioning security measure. Any person convicted of a violation of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature; provided, however, that any person who violates this Code section with the intent to commit a felony within the terminal or with regard to any aircraft, bus, or rail vehicle shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 25 years, a fine not to exceed $100,000.00, or both.

  • (b) Any violation of this Code section shall be considered a separate offense.

  • (c) This Code section shall not apply to authorized agents of the entity owning or operating such security measure.

History:

Code 1981, § 16-12-125, enacted by Ga. L. 2002, p. 1094, § 5; Ga. L. 2003, p. 423, § 2.

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