2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 8 - Offenses Involving Theft
Article 1 - Theft
§ 16-8-1. Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-8-1 (2021)

As used in this article, the term:

  1. "Deprive" means, without justification:
    1. To withhold property of another permanently or temporarily; or
    2. To dispose of the property so as to make it unlikely that the owner will recover it.
  2. "Financial institution" means a bank, insurance company, credit union, building and loan association, investment trust, or other organization held out to the public as a place of deposit of funds or medium of savings or collective investment.
  3. "Property of another" includes property in which any person other than the accused has an interest but does not include property belonging to the spouse of an accused or to them jointly.

(Code 1933, § 26-1801, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.)



- Should ownership of property be laid in the husband or wife in an indictment for larceny, 2 A.L.R. 352.

Larceny by general owner of property in which another has a special interest or right of possession, 58 A.L.R. 330.

Necessity of alleging and proving in prosecution for larceny, embezzlement, or receiving stolen property that "owner" of property, if not a natural person, was incorporated or otherwise a legal entity capable of owning property, 88 A.L.R. 485.

Dogs as subject of larceny, 92 A.L.R. 2l2.

Larceny of real property or things savoring of real property, 131 A.L.R. 146.

Charge of larceny or receiving stolen goods predicated upon taking or appropriation of waste paper or other articles deposited in street with intention to donate to patriotic or other cause, 156 A.L.R. 631.

Person who steals property in one state or country and brings it into another as subject to prosecution for larceny in latter, 156 A.L.R. 862.

Criminal liability for theft of, interference with, or unauthorized use of, computer programs, files, or systems, 51 A.L.R.4th 971.

Joyriding or similar charge as lesser-included offense of larceny or similar charge, 78 A.L.R.5th 567.

Theft of misaddressed or misdelivered mail as violation of 18 USCS § 1708, covering theft from mail post office, or mail depository, 113 A.L.R. Fed. 411.

What is "property of another" within statute proscribing larceny, theft, or embezzlement of property of another, 57 A.L.R. 6th 445.

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