Monday, March 16, 2020

What to Know about Georgia Parole Board's PIC Program


For over three decades, attorney Michael Kennedy has led Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates, an Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm focused on post-conviction representation. As part of their work, Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates assists clients and their families in understanding parole eligibility, consideration and guidelines, including those related to the Performance Incentive Credit (PIC) program. The product of a Georgia Legislature law passed in 1992, PIC gives eligible offenders the ability to have their tentative parole month (TPM) advanced by successful completion of Georgia Department of Corrections programs and work details and by maintaining good institutional behavior. PIC is available to most parole-eligible offenders. Exceptions include those serving a death sentence, life or life without parole sentences, short sentences of two years of less, or for a non-parole eligible offense. Earning points toward early parole through the PIC program is part of an eligible offender’s case plan, which is developed after they first enter the prison system. Each point earned for a work detail or program participation corresponds to a month of credit that can be applied to advance a Georgia offender’s TPM. The maximum number of points that can be earned is 12. It should also be noted that the Georgia Parole Board maintains sole discretion over deciding whether an offender’s PIC points will be applied and result in an earlier parole date.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Postconviction Representation in Georgia


Georgia defense attorney Michael Kennedy McIntyre opened the law firm of Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates to offer expert legal counsel in the area of postconviction law. For more than three decades, Mr. McIntyre and his associates in Atlanta have represented clients who are currently incarcerated and trying to regain their freedom and those that are still suffering from the repercussions of a prior conviction. There are a number of postconviction options available in the State of Georgia and a majority of those options have deadlines associated with them. Some postconviction options can only be filed one time. Each postconviction case is unique and requires a thorough review of the record to determine the best course of action before pursuing a particular postconviction remedy. McIntyre & Associates is available to represent a client at any stage of their postconviction case and will advise the client on any postconviction deadlines in their case.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Georgia Parole Decision Guidelines


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The State Bar of Georgia Lawyers Living Well Program


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Prison Incarceration, Release, and Reconviction Statistics

Thursday, January 5, 2017

McIntyre & Associates - Parole Representation For Georgia Clients


Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates has a results-driven reputation in Atlanta for providing postconviction representation to people who have been convicted of a felony in the State of Georgia. Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates handles diverse pardon and parole cases, with an emphasis on the reality that each case has very different dimensions and results.

One client represented by the firm had been involved in a DUI vehicular homicide case and received a seven-year custodial sentence. Following the attorney-guided initial parole consideration, he was released after serving less than half of the sentence. 

Another parole case involved a client who had received a two-year aggravated battery sentence. With the client wishing to achieve release and deportation to his country of origin, parole was secured after 12 months. This was followed by three months of custody with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to the sought-after deportation. 

The law practice has also achieved successful parole results in drug-related cases involving issues such as possession of methamphetamines and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.