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
§ 16-12-125. Avoiding or Interfering With Securing Measures; Penalty; Exemption

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-125 (2020)
  1. 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.
  2. Any violation of this Code section shall be considered a separate offense.
  3. This Code section shall not apply to authorized agents of the entity owning or operating such security measure.

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

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'."

Ga. L. 2002, p. 1094, § 5, effective June 1, 2002, redesignated former Code Section 16-12-125, concerning the effect of the part and civil or criminal proceedings, as present Code Section 16-12-128.

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