Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

What are the penelties for adultry in Georgia? There are no children involved.

Asked on 4/02/11, 3:28 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

Potentially jail and fines.

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Answered on 4/02/11, 3:33 pm

Cyrus Malekabadi Law Offices of Cyrus K. Malekabadi

O.C.G.A. 16-6-19 states "A married person commits the offense of adultery when he voluntarily has sexual intercourse with a person other than his spouse and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor."

I'd be very very surprised (and disappointed) if a solicitor brought charges against you for violating that statute. This is one of those laws that I *assume* is rarely enforced. But you'll need to ask some older attorneys.

From your zipcode, I gather you are from LaFayette, which is certainly a backwards area, but not THAT backwards. If you are arraigned on those charges CALL ME. I'd love to be your attorney for that.

*Note: I do not condone adultery. My issue is simply that this is an old law created in a different time and should not be on the books. And for all intensive purposes it is no longer on the books because as I said before, I doubt prosecutors actually bring charges for adultery.*

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Answered on 4/02/11, 5:00 pm

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