2021 Georgia Code
Title 49 - Social Services
Chapter 4A - Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 49-4A-16. Unlawful Crossing or Passage of Certain Items Across Guard Lines; Penalty

Universal Citation: GA Code § 49-4A-16 (2021)
  1. As used in this Code section, the term "guard lines" means the lines established pursuant to Code Section 49-4A-15.
  2. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause to be introduced across guard lines or to come inside such guard lines with:
    1. A gun, pistol, knife, or any other weapon or a bullet, ammunition, or explosive device; or
    2. Any intoxicating liquor, amphetamines, marijuana, or any other hallucinogenic or other drugs.
  3. The provisions of this Code section shall not apply when the commissioner or director of the juvenile detention facility has provided authorization for the introduction of the items listed in subsection (b) of this Code section into such facility.
  4. Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than four years.

(Code 1981, §49-4A-16, enacted by Ga. L. 2012, p. 1339, § 2/SB 366; Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 3-12/HB 242.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2012, p. 1339, § 3/SB 366, not codified by the General Assembly, provides, in part, that this Code section shall apply to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2012.

Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 5-1/HB 242, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2014, and shall apply to all offenses which occur and juvenile proceedings commenced on and after such date. Any offense occurring before January 1, 2014, shall be governed by the statute in effect at the time of such offense and shall be considered a prior adjudication for the purpose of imposing a disposition that provides for a different penalty for subsequent adjudications, of whatever class, pursuant to this Act. The enactment of this Act shall not affect any prosecutions for acts occurring before January 1, 2014, and shall not act as an abatement of any such prosecutions."

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