Evidence Preservation in Georgia

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.

Read the statute.