2019 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 4 - Arrest of Persons
Article 3 - Warrants for Arrest
§ 17-4-46. Form of warrant for arrest

Universal Citation: GA Code § 17-4-46 (2019)

An arrest warrant substantially complying with the following form shall in all cases be sufficient:

Georgia, County.

To any sheriff, deputy sheriff, coroner, constable, or marshal of

said state -- Greetings:

(Name of the affiant) makes oath before me that on the day of

, in the year , in the county aforesaid, (name of person

against whom the warrant is sought) did commit the offense of (insert here

all information describing offense as required by Code Section 17-4-41).

You are therefore commanded to arrest (name of person against whom the

warrant is sought) and bring him before me, or some other judicial officer

of this state, to be dealt with as the law directs. You will also levy on a

sufficiency of the property of (name of person against whom the warrant is

sought) to pay the costs in the event of his final conviction. Herein fail


Judicial officer


Orig. Code 1863, § 4597; Code 1868, § 4619; Code 1873, § 4716; Code 1882, § 4716; Penal Code 1895, § 885; Penal Code 1910, § 906; Code 1933, § 27-105; Ga. L. 1962, p. 668, § 3; Ga. L. 1999, p. 81, § 17.

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