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Bestiality Offense

What is Bestiality?

In Georgia, bestiality (also known as zoophilia or sexual activity with animals) is a crime. Bestiality is illegal regardless of whether the animal is owned by the perpetrator or not.

Bestiality is considered a form of animal cruelty and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. It is important to note that consent is not possible for animals, and that engaging in sexual activity with an animal is a violation of the animal's rights and can cause physical harm to the animal.

O.C.G.A. § 16-6-6 (2010) - Bestiality

Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-6 (2010) specifically addresses bestiality. The following is the actual law § 16-6-6 (2010) as it is written.

  • (a) A person commits the offense of bestiality when he performs or submits to any sexual act with an animal involving the sex organs of the one and the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina of the other.
  • (b) A person convicted of the offense of bestiality shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

If you are being investigated for, or facing bestiality charges in Georgia we recommend calling our law office as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matterand your need to hire a 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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