Georgia Code Title 16. Crimes and Offenses § 16-8-7

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(a) A person commits the offense of theft by receiving stolen property when he receives, disposes of, or retains stolen property which he knows or should know was stolen unless the property is received, disposed of, or retained with intent to restore it to the owner. “Receiving” means acquiring possession or control or lending on the security of the property.

(b) In any prosecution under this Code section it shall not be necessary to show a conviction of the principal thief.

A. Except as provided in § 28-3394.01, if an eligible individual successfully completes the course at a defensive driving school:

1. The court shall dismiss the civil or criminal traffic citation for which the individual attended the school.

2. The department shall not include a record of the civil or criminal traffic citation for which the individual attended the school on the individual's driving record.

B. The dismissal of a civil or criminal traffic citation pursuant to this section does not preclude the introduction of evidence pertaining to the issuance of the citation in a civil or criminal proceeding.

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