The Act covers three different topics: transfer of indictment, competency to stand trial, and felony discovery. The transfer of indictment section allows an indictment or accusation to be transferred from the county where it is pending to the county where the defendant was arrested, is held, or is present. The competency to stand trial section of the Act modifies the procedures for handling persons who are found not competent to stand trial. The criminal discovery section of the Act modifies several criminal discovery procedures by fine tuning the 1994 revisions to Georgia’s discovery laws.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Pretrial Proceedings: Provide for Transfer of Indictments; Revise Procedures for Handling Individuals Not Competent to Stand Trial; Revise Criminal Discovery for Felonies,
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