Someone on another state’s registry who enters Georgia for the purpose of employment or any other reason for a period exceeding 14 consecutive days or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year regardless of whether such sexual offender is required to register.ption
You are required to inform the Sheriff’s Office in the county that you plan to move to within 72 hours prior to moving.
An individual required to register pursuant to Code Section 42-1-12 may petition a superior court for release from registration requirements and from any residency or employment restrictions of this article if the individual:
- Has completed all prison, parole, supervised release, and probation for the offense which required registration pursuant to Code Section 42-1-12; and
- Is confined to a hospice facility, skilled nursing home, residential care facility for the elderly, or nursing home;
- Is totally and permanently disabled as such term is defined in Code Section 49-4-80; or
- Is otherwise seriously physically incapacitated due to illness or injury;
- Was sentenced for a crime that became punishable as a misdemeanor on or after July 1, 2006, and meets the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (c)(1)(A) through (c)(1)(F) of Code Section 17-10-6.2;
- Is required to register solely because he or she was convicted of kidnapping or false imprisonment involving a minor and such offense did not involve a sexual offense against such minor or an attempt to commit a sexual offense against such minor. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “sexual offense” means any offense listed in division (a)(10)(B)(i) or (a)(10)(B)(iv) through (a)(10)(B)(xix) of Code Section 42-1-12; or
- Has completed all prison, parole, supervised release, and probation for the offense which required registration pursuant to Code Section 42-1-12 and meets the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (c)(1)(A) through (c)(1)(F) of Code Section 17-10-6.2.
Risk Classification / Leveling FAQs
This duty belongs to the Sexual Offender Risk Review Board. The Board shall determine the likelihood that a sexual offender will engage in another crime against a victim who is a minor or a dangerous sexual offense. The board shall make such determination for any sexual offender convicted on or after July 1, 2006, of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor or a dangerous sexual offense and for any sexual offender incarcerated on July 1, 2006, but convicted prior to July 1, 2006, of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor. Any sexual offender who changes residence from another state or territory of the United States or any other place to this state and who is not already designated under Georgia law as a sexually dangerous predator, or sexually violent predator shall have his or her required registration information forwarded by the sheriff of his or her county of registration to the board for the purpose of risk assessment classification. The board shall also make such determination upon the request of a superior court judge for purposes of considering a petition to be released from registration restrictions or residency or employment restrictions as provided for in Code Section 42-1-19
A sexual offender shall be placed into Level I risk assessment classification, Level II risk assessment classification, or sexually dangerous predator classification based upon the board’s assessment criteria and information obtained and reviewed by the board.
Actuarial risk assessments including, but not limited to, STATIC-99R, STATIC-02R, and/or CPORT will be used in conjunction with all available information to assess the risk of all convicted sexual offenders who must be classified per GA Code § 42-1-14. A totality of the available information will be used to level each offender.
Restoration of Rights FAQs
Yes, as long as you are not currently in prison or under community supervision. If you were sentenced under first offender or conditional discharge and your status has not been revoked, you are eligible to vote while under supervision. If you were convicted of a felony or had your felony first offender revoked and are still serving a sentence, you are not eligible to vote until you complete your sentence. There is nothing that prevents someone on the registry from voting so long as you have completed your sentence.
Yes. Sexual Offenses are eligible to receive pardons. You must have completed all sentence(s) imposed upon you at least ten (10) years prior to applying and have lived a law-abiding life since the completion of your sentence(s). You can have no pending charges against you. Your fines must be paid in full. Click here to view the application.
Yes. You must have completed all sentence(s) and be free of any confinement at least two (2) years prior to applying and lived a law-abiding life since the termination of your sentence(s). You must currently live in Georgia. Click here to view the application.
Yes. If you would like to have your firearms rights restored, you must check the line on the application for “Restoration of Right to Receive, Possess or Transport in Commerce a Firearm.” Notarized copies of reference letters that explicitly say that you should have your gun rights restored are required. A personal interview will be required for firearms restorations. Click here to view the application.
Arrests that did not lead to a conviction are eligible to be restricted (expunged). Stacked charges that are dismissed are not eligible to be expunged if at least one of the charges in the arrest leads to a conviction. Sexual Offenses that are sentenced under First Offender are eligible for restriction upon the completion of the sentence. All other sexual offenses and circumstances are not eligible for restriction.
Yes. You only lose your 4th Amendment Right if you agree to waive it as part of your sentence. You do not waive this right just because you are on the registry. Once you have completed your sentence, law enforcement must show probable cause to search you or seize your property.