2022 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 12 - Legal Defense for Indigents
Article 1 - Georgia Public Defender Council
§ 17-12-1. Short Title; Georgia Public Defender Council; Responsibilities

Universal Citation: GA Code § 17-12-1 (2022)
  1. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003.”
  2. The Georgia Public Defender Council shall be an independent agency within the executive branch of state government.
  3. The council shall be responsible for assuring that adequate and effective legal representation is provided, independently of political considerations or private interests, to indigent persons who are entitled to representation under this chapter.

History. Code 1981, § 17-12-1 , enacted by Ga. L. 2003, p. 191, § 1; Ga. L. 2007, p. 65, § 1/SB 139; Ga. L. 2015, p. 519, § 7-1/HB 328.

Cross references.

Appointment of counsel for indigent defendants, Uniform Superior Court Rules, Rule 29.

U.S. Code.

Right to and assignment of counsel, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 44.

Law reviews.

For survey article on criminal law, see 59 Mercer L. Rev. 89 (2007).

For survey article on legal ethics, see 59 Mercer L. Rev. 253 (2007).

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