2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 4 - Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, and Solicitation
§ 16-4-1. Criminal Attempt

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-4-1 (2021)

A person commits the offense of criminal attempt when, with intent to commit a specific crime, he performs any act which constitutes a substantial step toward the commission of that crime.

(Code 1933, § 26-1001, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.)

Law reviews.

- For annual survey on criminal law and procedure, see 42 Mercer L. Rev. 141 (1990). For article, "A Comprehensive Analysis of Georgia RICO," see 9 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 537 (1993). For survey article on criminal law and procedure for the period from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003, see 55 Mercer L. Rev. 117 (2003). For review of 1996 criminal attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation legislation, see 13 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 105 (1996).



  • General Consideration
  • Application


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 21 Am. Jur. 2d, Criminal Law, § 149 et seq.


- 22 C.J.S., Criminal Law: Substantive Principles, § 150 et seq.


- What constitutes attempt to commit robbery, 55 A.L.R. 714.

Offense of larceny, embezzlement, robbery, or assault to commit robbery, as affected by defendant's intention to take or retain money or property in payment of, or as security for, a claim, or to collect a debt, or to recoup gambling losses, 116 A.L.R. 997.

Criminal responsibility of one cooperating in offense which he is incapable of committing personally, 131 A.L.R. 1322.

Homicide: causing one, by threats or fright, to leap or fall to his death, 25 A.L.R.2d 1186.

Conviction or acquittal of attempt to commit particular crime as bar to prosecution for conspiracy to commit same crime, or vice versa, 53 A.L.R.2d 622.

Attempt to commit assault as criminal offense, 79 A.L.R.2d 597.

Attempts to receive stolen property, 85 A.L.R.2d 259.

Attempts to commit offenses of larceny by trick, confidence game, false pretenses, and the like, 6 A.L.R.3d 241.

What constitutes attempted murder, 54 A.L.R.3d 612.

What conduct amounts to an overt act or acts done toward commission of larceny so as to sustain charge of attempt to commit larceny, 76 A.L.R.3d 842.

Attempt to commit assault as criminal offense, 93 A.L.R.5th 683.

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