Evidence Preservation in Georgia

State statute requires the automatic preservation of any physical evidence collected to a felony offense. The evidence must be preserved for the length of an individual’s sentence, until the execution of a death penalty sentence, or until the case is solved. Effective: 2003; Amended most recently: 2011.

Georgia’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.


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