Immunity from Criminal Liability when Rendering Assistance to Law Enforcement Offices in Georgia
There are hundreds of defenses that attorneys can use to defend your case. Georgia allows for citizens to be relieved of criminal liability when assisting law enforcement officers. This can be a difficult defense to prove so it is important to hire a lawyer who can assist you. Lawson and Berry have over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience and are ready to help with your case. Contact them today for a free case evaluation.
Georgia Law on Immunity
O.C.G.A. §16-3-22 states any person who renders assistance reasonably and in good faith to any law enforcement officer who is being hindered in the performance of his official duties or whose life is being endangered by the conduct of any other person or persons while performing his official duties shall be immune to the same extent as the law enforcement office from any criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of rendering assistance to the law enforcement officer.
The purpose of this Code Section is the provide for people who act in good faith in helping law enforcement officers whose health and safety is being adversely affected and threatened by the conduct of any other person or persons.
Therefore, your Attorney's role is to prove that you reasonably and in good faith helped a law enforcement officer whose life was being endangered.
If you believe you or a loved one should be protected from any criminal liability based upon this defense, contact our office today. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you have and to walk you through the criminal justice system.