Georgia

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.

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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.

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Evidence Preservation

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.

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Exoneree Compensation

Georgia has no exoneree compensation law.

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