2019 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 2 - Criminal Liability
Article 2 - Parties to Crimes
§ 16-2-20. When a person is a party to a crime

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-2-20 (2019)
  • (a) Every person concerned in the commission of a crime is a party thereto and may be charged with and convicted of commission of the crime.

  • (b) A person is concerned in the commission of a crime only if he:

    • (1) Directly commits the crime;

    • (2) Intentionally causes some other person to commit the crime under such circumstances that the other person is not guilty of any crime either in fact or because of legal incapacity;

    • (3) Intentionally aids or abets in the commission of the crime; or

    • (4) Intentionally advises, encourages, hires, counsels, or procures another to commit the crime.


Code 1933, § 26-801, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.

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