Eyewitness Identification Reform
State statute requires that all law enforcement agencies implement scientifically-supported eyewitness identification protocols that contain: blind administration, proper instructions, proper fillers, and confidence statements. Effective 2015.
Recording of Interrogations
Georgia has no state law requiring recorded interrogations.
Post Conviction DNA Testing
The state statute allows any person convicted of a serious violent felony to petition for post-conviction DNA testing with the court that entered the judgment of conviction. Effective 2003.
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.
Georgia has no exoneree compensation law.