2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 3 - Defenses to Criminal Prosecutions

Cross references.

- Further provisions regarding defenses to criminal actions, §§ 16-4-4,16-4-5,16-4-9,16-5-25,16-8-10,16-8-16(c).

Law reviews.

- For article, "Automatism and the Theory of Action," see 39 Emory L.J. 1191 (1990).


Withdrawal by Aggressor Reviving Right of Self-Defense, 3 POF2d 705.

Defense to Charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 17 POF2d 1.

Defense to Charges of Sex Offense, 24 POF2d 515.

Criminal Law - The Battered Woman Defense, 34 POF2d 1.

Defenses, generally, 7 Am. Jur. Trials 555, § 83 et seq.

Self-Defense in Homicide Cases, 42 Am. Jur. Trials 151.


- Subsequent marriage as bar to prosecution for rape, 9 A.L.R. 339.

Illegal or fraudulent intent of prosecuting witness or person defrauded as defense in prosecution based on false representations, 128 A.L.R. 1520.

Recantation as defense in perjury prosecution, 64 A.L.R.2d 276.

Consent as defense in prosecution for sodomy, 58 A.L.R.3d 636.

Consent as defense to charge of criminal assault and battery, 58 A.L.R.3d 662.

Automatism or unconsciousness as defense to criminal charge, 27 A.L.R.4th 1067.

Criminal law: "official statement" mistake of law defense, 89 A.L.R.4th 1026.

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