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HB 0983 - Out-of-state law enforcement officers; arrest certain offenders; provide

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Collins,Doug 27th
Last Action: 5/6/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: JudyNC
Senate Committee: PUB SAF
Assigned To:
12. All CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 983 allows a law enforcement officer from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee who enters this state in fresh pursuit of a person to have the same authority to arrest a person within Georgia as that of a law enforcement officer of Georgia.

When an arrest is made in this state by a law enforcement officer of another state, the law enforcement officer shall, without unnecessary delay, take the person arrested before a judicial officer of this state. The judicial officer shall conduct a hearing for the limited purpose of determining whether such arrest meets the proper requirements unless the person arrested executes a written waiver of his or her right to a hearing. If the judicial officer determines that such arrest was unlawful, he or she shall discharge such person arrested. If the judicial officer determines that such arrest was lawful, he or she shall commit such person arrested to imprisonment.

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