Parliament started discussion of a legislative amendment envisaging reduction of maximum term of imprisonment for administrative offenses from current 90 to 15 days.
The draft of amendment to the code of administrative offenses was presented by deputy interior minister, Levan Izoria, at a hearing of the parliamentary committee for legal affairs on September 19.
Georgia’s justice system differentiates between administrative offenses, which are misdemeanors, and criminal offenses. Penalties for administrative offenses range from a fine to imprisonment for up to 90 days. Maximum imprisonment term for administrative offenses was increased from 30 to 90 days following anti-government street protest rallies in 2009.