In Georgia, sodomy is defined as oral or anal sexual activity between two people, regardless of their gender. Georgia law also includes other non-vaginal sexual activities, such as oral-genital contact, as forms of sodomy. In Georgia, sodomy laws apply to both heterosexual and same-sex activity.
Sodomy is a crime in Georgia and, officially, consequences could include imprisonment and fines. In reality, sodomy charges are rarely filed or prosecuted in Georgis. This is due to a 2003 United States Supreme Court decision that struck down Georgia laws that criminalized consensual sodomy between adults. The court found that criminalizing such acts, done in private, is a violation of the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. The result is that consensual sodomy between adults in Georgia is no longer a crime.
However, sodomy can still be illegal in Georgia if it involves non-consensual activity, such as rape or sexual assault. It is also important to note that Georgia law does not recognize marriage between same-sex couples, so same-sex couples in Georgia do not have the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples when it comes to matters of sexual activity.
In Georgia, sodomy is generally defined as any sexual act that involves the penetration of one person’s anus or genitalia by another person’s mouth, penis, or any other object. This includes acts such as oral sex, anal sex, and the use of sex devices.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-2 (2020) specifically addresses Sodomy, Aggravated Sodomy, Medical Expenses. The following is the actual law § 16-6-2 (2020) as it is written.
If you are being investigated for, or facing aggravated sodomy charges in Georgia we recommend calling our law office as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matterand your need to hire an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer. To get control of your situation CALL 404-351-3000 for a CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT with a defense attorney in Cobb County GA.
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