2021 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 5 - Vacation of Office
§ 45-5-2. Office to Be Vacated Immediately Upon Final Conviction of Felony; Filling of Vacancy

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-5-2 (2021)

Upon final conviction of a felony, the office of any state officer shall be vacated immediately without further action. Said vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided by law for filling vacancies in such office caused by death or resignation.

(Code 1933, § 89-505, enacted by Ga. L. 1964, p. 689, § 1.)

Cross references.

- Crimes and other actions giving rise to ineligibility of person for party nomination for or election to public office, § 21-2-8.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 63C Am. Jur. 2d, Public Officers and Employees, § 184 et seq.


- 67 C.J.S., Officers and Public Employees, § 204.


- Unfitness as affecting right to restoration by mandamus to office from which one has been illegally removed, 36 A.L.R. 508.

Power to remove public officer without notice and hearing, 99 A.L.R. 336.

Reversal of conviction of crime as affecting status of one removed from office, or whose license has been revoked because of the conviction, or facts involved in the prosecution, 106 A.L.R. 644.

Conviction of offense under federal law or law of another state or country as vacating accused's holding of state or local office or as ground of removal, 20 A.L.R.2d 732.

Removal of public officers for misconduct during previous term, 42 A.L.R.3d 691.

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