2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 1 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
PART 5 - ARREST AND DETENTION
§ 15-11-51 - Notice of release of child from detention
. Notice of release of child from detention
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Notice" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section 17-17-3
(2) "Victim" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section 17-17-3
(3) "Violent delinquent act" means the commission, attempt to commit, conspiracy to commit, or solicitation of another to commit a delinquent act which if committed by an adult would constitute:
(A) A serious violent felony as defined by Code Section 17-10-6.1
(B) A designated felony as defined by Code Section 15-11-63
(C) Stalking or aggravated stalking as provided by Article 7 of Chapter 5 of Title 16; or
(D) Any attempt to commit, conspiracy to commit, or solicitation of another to commit an offense enumerated in subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this paragraph.
(b) If a child accused of a violent delinquent act is detained pending adjudication as provided by Code Sections 15-11-46.1
, the juvenile court intake officer shall provide notice to the victim, whenever practicable, that such child is to be released from detention not less than 24 hours prior to such child's release from detention.
(c) Not less than 48 hours prior to the release from detention of a child who has been adjudicated to have committed a violent delinquent act, the juvenile court intake officer shall, whenever practicable, provide notice to the victim of such pending release.
(d) Notification need not be given unless the victim has expressed a desire for such notification and has provided the juvenile court intake officer with a current address and telephone number. It shall be the duty of the juvenile court intake officer to advise the victim of his or her right to notification and of the requirement of the victim's providing a primary and personal telephone number to which such notification shall be directed.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer