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SERIOUS VIOLENT FELONY in ga


PUNISHMENT FOR SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS

Definition of Serious Violent Felony

(1) Murder or felony murder,
(2) Armed robbery,
(3) Kidnapping,
(4) Rape,
(5) Aggravated child molestation, 
(6) Aggravated sodomy, or
(7) Aggravated sexual battery.

Sentencing for Any of The Above Except Murder

 First Offender probation is not available for a serious violent felony.

Any person convicted of kidnapping involving a victim who is under 14 years of age, or convicted of offenses 4-7 shall, unless sentenced to life imprisonment, be sentenced to a split sentence which shall include a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years, followed by probation for life.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of Code Section 42-9-39, for a first conviction of a serious violent felony in which the accused has been sentenced to life imprisonment, that person shall not be eligible for any form of parole or early release administered by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles until that person has served a minimum of 30 years in prison.

For a first conviction of a serious violent felony in which the accused has been sentenced to death but the sentence of death has been commuted to life imprisonment, that person shall not be eligible for any form of parole or early release administered by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles until that person has served a minimum of 30 years in prison.
 

OCGA 17-10-6.1
 

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