2020 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
§ 16-12-124. Removal of Baggage, Freight, or Other Items Transported by Bus or Stored in a Terminal

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-124 (2020)
  1. It shall be unlawful to remove any baggage, freight, container, or other item transported upon an aircraft, bus, or rail vehicle or stored in a terminal without consent of the owner of such property or the company or its duly authorized representative. Any person violating this Code section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
  2. The actual value of an item removed in violation of this Code section shall not be material to the crime herein defined.

(Ga. L. 1978, p. 2238, § 4; Ga. L. 1988, p. 415, § 2; Ga. L. 2002, p. 1094, § 5.)

Cross references.

- Carriage of baggage by carriers of passengers generally, §§ 46-9-136,46-9-190 et seq.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2002, p. 1094, § 1, not codified by the General Assembly, provides: "This Act shall be known and may be cited as the 'Transportation Security Act of 2002'."


Evidence sufficient for conviction.

- Evidence was sufficient to support a conviction for unlawful removal of baggage from an airport because an airport investigator identified photographs of a person wearing the type of clothing worn by defendant on the day in question approach the luggage carousal near the time when the missing luggage was supposed to arrive. Keita v. State, 285 Ga. 767, 684 S.E.2d 233 (2009).

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