2020 Georgia Code
Title 24 - Evidence
Chapter 8 - Hearsay
Article 2 - Admissions and Confessions
§ 24-8-823. Admissions and Confessions Received With Care; No Conviction on Uncorroborated Confession

Universal Citation: GA Code § 24-8-823 (2020)

All admissions shall be scanned with care, and confessions of guilt shall be received with great caution. A confession alone, uncorroborated by any other evidence, shall not justify a conviction.

(Code 1981, §24-8-823, enacted by Ga. L. 2011, p. 99, § 2/HB 24.)

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 29A Am. Jur. 2d, Evidence, §§ 765, 766, 1394.

C.J.S.

- 31A C.J.S., Evidence, §§ 523, 524.

ALR.

- Proof of entire conversation containing alleged confession, 2 A.L.R. 1017; 26 A.L.R. 541.

Confession by one who has been subjected to or threatened with physical suffering, 24 A.L.R. 703.

Confession as circumstantial evidence, 40 A.L.R. 571.

Duty of court to institute preliminary investigation as to voluntary or involuntary character of confession, 102 A.L.R. 605.

Presumption and burden of proof as to voluntariness of nonjudicial confession, 102 A.L.R. 641.

Right of witness to state his conclusion or opinion that confession was voluntary or involuntary, 114 A.L.R. 974.

Detective or other person participating in crime to obtain evidence as accomplice within rule requiring corroboration of, or cautionary instruction as to, testimony of accomplice, 119 A.L.R. 689.

Propriety of instruction, or requested instruction, in civil case, as to caution in considering testimony of oral admissions, or as to weight of such admissions as evidence, 126 A.L.R. 66.

Corroboration of confession, 127 A.L.R. 1130; 45 A.L.R.2d 1316.

Admissibility and weight of party's admissions as to tort occurring during his absence, 54 A.L.R.2d 1069.

Admissibility of inculpatory statements made in presence of accused to which he refuses to reply on advice of counsel, 77 A.L.R.2d 463.

Admission of liability as affecting admissibility of evidence as to the circumstances of accident on issue of damages in a tort action for personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage, 80 A.L.R.2d 1224.

Admissibility of confession as affected by its inducement through artifice, deception, trickery, or fraud, 99 A.L.R.2d 772.

Plea of guilty or conviction as resulting in loss of privilege against self-incrimination as to crime in question, 9 A.L.R.3d 990.

Sufficiency of showing that voluntariness of confession or admission was affected by alcohol or other drugs, 25 A.L.R.4th 419.

Voluntariness of confession as affected by police statements that suspect's relatives will benefit by the confession, 51 A.L.R.4th 495.

Sufficiency of corroboration of confession for purpose of establishing corpus delicti as question of law or fact, 33 A.L.R.5th 571.

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