Sale of Real or Personal Property to Political Subdivision

Have You Been Charged with Selling Real or Personal Property to a Political Subdivision in Georgia?

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What Does Selling Real or Personal Property to a Political Subdivision Mean?

Georgia code O.C.G.A. §16-10-6(b) states

Any employee, appointed officer, or elected officer of a political subdivision, hereafter referred to as “employing political subdivision,” or agency thereof or any employee or appointed officer of an employing local authority who for himself or herself or in behalf of any business entity sells any real or personal property to:

(1) The employing political subdivision or employing local authority;

(2) An agency of the employing political subdivision;

(3) A political subdivision for which local taxes for education are levied by the employing political subdivision; or

(4) A political subdivision which levies local taxes for education for the employing political subdivision

will be guilty of selling real or personal property to a political subdivision. 

Sale of Real or Personal Property to a Political Subdivision Defenses 

There are several defenses your Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney could use to help fight your charges. Some include:

  • If the sale was less than $800 per annual quarter
  • If the sale was made according to sealed competitive bids, or
  • If a disclosure had been made to the judge of the probate court in the county of the real property.

If any of those are true in your case, then you are not guilty of violating the statute. Even if none of these apply to your case, do not assume you have no option and just plead guilty! Contact one of our highly experienced Attorneys to help develop a defense strategy specific to your case.

Penalty for Selling Real or Personal Property to a Political Subdivision in Georgia

If convicted of violating O.C.G.A. §16-10-6, the accused will face between one and five years in prison and be guilty of a felony. 

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