2022 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 5 - Crimes Against the Person
Article 3 - Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Related Offenses
§ 16-5-43. Malicious Confinement of Sane Person in an Asylum

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-5-43 (2022)

A person who maliciously causes the confinement of a sane person, knowing such person to be sane, in any asylum, public or private, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.

History. Ga. L. 1890-91, p. 237, § 4; Penal Code 1895, § 560; Penal Code 1910, § 575; Code 1933, § 26-1504; Code 1933, § 26-1310, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 1249, § 1.

Cross references.

Procedures for detaining persons in facilities for treatment of mental illness, § 37-3-81 et seq.

Petition for writ of habeas corpus to question cause and legality of detention in facility for treatment of mental illness, § 37-3-148 .

Civil action for false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution, T. 51, Ch. 7.

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