Jeffrey E. Johnston

November 2014 Archives

Georgia's Recidivist Statute: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You

As I sat in court one day waiting my turn to sentence a case, the judge said something very profound to a young man prior to imposing his sentence. To paraphrase, he said that a person's criminal history follows them around like a shadow. With the enactment of O.C.G.A. ยง 17-10-7, the Georgia Legislature made this illustration a reality.

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