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Criminal Procedure

2002

Georgia State University College of Law

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Criminal Procedure Victim Compensation: Change Certain Provisions Relating To Victim Compensation Awards, Maximum Amounts Allowed, Types Of Awards Authorized, And Effective Date Of Awards; Increase The Fee Charged To Probationers, Paige P. Freeman Sep 2002

Criminal Procedure Victim Compensation: Change Certain Provisions Relating To Victim Compensation Awards, Maximum Amounts Allowed, Types Of Awards Authorized, And Effective Date Of Awards; Increase The Fee Charged To Probationers, Paige P. Freeman

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act expands coverage of the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program to include the crimes of hit and run, vehicular homicide, and serious injury by vehicle. The Act increases the maximum aggregate award available to victims from $10,000 to $25,000. Further, the Act creates a new category, crime scene sanitization, for which victim compensation is available. Finally, the Act increases probationers' fees from $3.00 per month to $9.00 per month.