I had a conversation with one of GA's esteemed Magistrate court judges today concerning some recent issues we have discussed as of late pertaining to the definition of "peace officer" as it relates to exceptions in the law and in reference to military members. He sent me a fax with some annotations and AG opinions to read over, but he also cautioned me that AG opinions did not hold legal precedent and that he would not rely strictly on them without researching the actual case law. He did seem intrigued by the questions. The fax that he sent me is supposed to point me in the right direction to find case law on the subjects. I have not read through the fax yet, and I won't have to do so until tomorrow at the soonest. His initial leanings based on the annotations (which he said that he would not trust for a ruling on their own) were that military members regardless of being in actual service were exempt from the GFL requirements and met the standard for exemption were "military service" was granted under GA law. His initial leanings for "peace officer" were that they be POST certified and have arrest powers to include police officers, probation officers and the like. He wasn't sure the correctional officer certification would fall into that mix without doing further research. I'll provide more later, but I have to run now.