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Criminal Law

Criminal Statutes

You can find Georgia's Criminal Code in Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Although most of the important codified law is contained here, you should still thoroughly research the rest of the O.C.G.A. to ensure that you find all of the relevant law. 

The main federal criminal code is found in Title 18 of the United States Code. Although you'll find many of the important criminal statutes here, you should still thoroughly research an annotated version of the United States Code (such as the U.S.C.A. or U.S.C.S.) to ensure that you find all of the relevant law. When dealing with federal criminal law, it is also important to research any applicable regulations

Cases

You can search for relevant cases using the links below. However, you should also make sure to take advantage of other case-finding tools, such as statutory annotations and American Law Reports. For help using these tools, see our Introduction to Legal Research

You can search for relevant cases using the links below. However, you should also make sure to take advantage of other case-finding tools, such as statutory annotations and American Law Reports. For help using these tools, see our Introduction to Legal Research

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