2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 8 - Offenses Involving Theft
Article 1 - Theft
§ 16-8-18. Entering Automobile or Other Motor Vehicle With Intent to Commit Theft or Felony

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-8-18 (2021)

If any person shall enter any automobile or other motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or a felony, he shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or, in the discretion of the trial judge, as for a misdemeanor.

(Ga. L. 1933, p. 111, § 1; Code 1933, § 26-2637; Code 1933, § 26-1813.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1976, p. 186, § 1.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 7A Am. Jur. 2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, § 335 et seq.


- Automobiles: elements of offense defined in "joyriding" statutes, 9 A.L.R.3d 633.

Robbery, attempted robbery, or assault to commit robbery, as affected by intent to collect or secure debt or claim, 88 A.L.R.3d 1309.

Liability for personal injury or property damage caused by unauthorized use of automobile which had been parked with keys removed from ignition, 70 A.L.R.4th 276.

Burglary, breaking, or entering of motor vehicle, 72 A.L.R.4th 710.

Validity, construction, and application of Anti-Car Theft Act (18 USCS § 2119), 140 A.L.R. Fed 249.

What constitutes "aggravated felony" for which alien can be deported or removed under § 237(a)(2)(A)(iii) of Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii)) - Theft or burglary offenses under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(G), 62 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 255.

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