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Elder Justice Act

Georgia has numerous laws related to senior citizens, elder justice act to ensure they are protected. While there are numerous situations where elders are abused or neglected, there are also situations where residents accidentally accuse the wrong person or are mistaken about what happened. Al Forgone and their team of Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys understand the complexities that coincide with elder law cases and are here to help you.

Elder Justice Act

Georgia Offenses Relating to Elder Justice Act

Cruelty to a Person 65 Years or Older: Occurs when a person willfully deprives a person who is 65 years or older of health care, shelter, or necessary sustenance.

Exploitation and Intimidation of Disabled Adults, Elder Justice Act, and Residents: Disabled adults and elder persons require a lot of attention as they get older. They become dependent upon others to help. Georgia’s law understands this and criminalizes the exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults and elder persons. This can occur when a person knowingly and willfully exploit a disabled adult, elder person, or resident.

Neglect to a Disabled Adult, Elder Person, or Resident: It is illegal for a person who supervises the welfare of a disabled adult, elder person, or resident to willfully deprive them of health care, shelter, or necessary sustenance. If convicted under this law, it will be treated as a felony conviction. 

Penalty in Georgia

These crimes carry heavy penalties including years in prison and fines up to $50,000.



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