Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Georgia Sex Offender Registry

Michael Kennedy McIntyre founded Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm’s sole focus is in the field of post-conviction representation. Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates assists offenders by reviewing their case and determining their available postconviction remedies. Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates also works with convicted sex offenders during their time in custody and after they have been released. In Georgia, offenders convicted on or after July 1, 1996, or released on or after July 1, 1996, of a dangerous sexual offense or of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor are required to register with the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders convicted in the State of Georgia are required by law to register with the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. The registry contains personal information of offenders who have been convicted of a sexual offense. The personal information includes the offender’s full name, address, age, and the last date that the offender updated their registry information. The registry is updated every two months and the information is available to the public. The sex offender registry includes an updated map with dots marking where those who were convicted of sexual offenses live. All sex offenders planning to move to Georgia from elsewhere must register with the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. In 2010, the laws regarding the sex offender registry changed significantly and, since then, some offenders may become eligible for removal from the sex offender registry.

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.