2020 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 7 - Pretrial Proceedings
Article 4 - Accusations
§ 17-7-73. Trial of Litter Offenses Upon Summons or Citation Without Accusation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 17-7-73 (2020)

In probate, magistrate, and municipal courts that have jurisdiction over violations of Part 2, Part 3, or Part 3A of Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 16 or Code Section 32-6-51 or 40-6-248.1 that are punishable as misdemeanors in accordance with Code Section 15-9-30.7, 15-10-2.1, or 36-32-10.3 such offenses may be tried upon a summons or citation with or without an accusation.

(Code 1981, §17-7-73, enacted by Ga. L. 2006, p. 275, § 3-8/HB 1320.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2006, p. 275, § 1-1/HB 1320, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall be known and may be cited as the 'Comprehensive Litter Prevention and Abatement Act of 2006.'"

Ga. L. 2006, p. 275, § 5-1/HB 1320, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that the Act shall become effective April 21, 2006, for purposes of adopting local ordinances to become effective on or after July 1, 2006.


Cross references.

- Pleading by defendant, Uniform Superior Court Rules, Rule 33.

Arraignment hearings in Juvenile Court, Uniform Rules for the Juvenile Courts of Georgia, Rules 10.1 - 10.4.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 21 Am. Jur. 2d, Criminal Law, § 556 et seq.


- 8 C.J.S., Bail; Release and Detention Pending Proceedings, § 237 et seq. 16B C.J.S., Constitutional Law, § 1327 et seq. 16C C.J.S., Constitutional Law, § 1644 et seq. 22 C.J.S., Criminal Procedure and Rights of the Accused, § 188 et seq. 22A C.J.S., Criminal Procedure and Rights of the Accused, § 697 et seq.


- Court's duty to advise or admonish accused as to consequences of plea of guilty, or to determine that he is advised thereof, 97 A.L.R.2d 549.

Defendant's appeal from plea conviction as affected by prosecutor's failure or refusal to dismiss other pending charges, pursuant to plea agreement, until expiration of time for appeal, 86 A.L.R.3d 1262.

Validity and effect of criminal defendant's express waiver of right to appeal as part of negotiated plea agreement, 89 A.L.R.3d 864.

Propriety of sentencing justice's consideration of defendant's failure or refusal to accept plea bargain, 100 A.L.R.3d 834.

Right of prosecutor to withdraw from plea bargain prior to entry of plea, 16 A.L.R.4th 1089.

Admissibility, in prosecution in another state's jurisdiction, of confession or admission made pursuant to plea bargain with state authorities, 90 A.L.R.4th 1133.

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