2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 2 - Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-2-2. Violations of Chapter Generally; Penalties

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-2-2 (2020)

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ga. L. 1925, p. 315, § 2; Ga. L. 1927, p. 226, § 26; Ga. L. 1931, p. 7, § 84; Code 1933, §§ 68-9902, 68-9908; Ga. L. 1953, Jan.-Feb. Sess., p. 366, § 5; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 2.)


Probate courts lack jurisdiction as to violations.

- Probate courts have no authority or jurisdiction in violations arising under the motor vehicle and traffic law. 1965-66 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 65-18.

Dealer using tags for other than demonstrating or transporting vehicles.

- Dealer who permits dealer tags to be used for purposes other than demonstrating or transporting dealer-owned vehicles for sale may and should be prosecuted for a misdemeanor under the provision of former Code 1933, §§ 68-9902 and 66-9908, (see now O.C.G.A. § 40-2-2), but the tags may not properly be picked up by a law enforcement officer unless the dealer registration has been revoked for cause. 1954-56 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 472.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 21 Am. Jur. 2d, Criminal Law, §§ 1, 5, 19, 26 et seq.


- 61A C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, §§ 1504 et seq., 1748 et seq.


- Civil rights and liabilities as affected by failure to comply with regulations as to registration of automobile or motorcycle, or licensing of operator, 54 A.L.R. 374.

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