The Act provides that certain felony and misdemeanor cases may be tried upon accusation after a probable cause hearing or after a waiver of such hearing, whether expressly or by operation of law. The crimes that may now be tried upon accusation include theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by shoplifting, forgery and fraudulent practices, escape from custody, and other offenses related to confinement. Further, the Act provides that offenses relating to possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offenders on probation may be tried upon accusation.
Alison W. Ellwanger,
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Trial Upon Accusation: Provide for Certain Crimes to be Tried Upon Accusation When a Defendant Has Been Bound Over After a Finding of Probable Cause,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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