If a registrant has established residence or employment and a facility such as a child care facility, church or school is established or moves within 1000 feet of the registrants residence or employment location, there is a procedure by which the registrant can petition to establish the right to remain at the residence or employment under certain circumstances.
It should be noted that the rules regarding church have been modified.
This can often be done prior to the previous ten year requirement.
Risk Classification If the person is classified by the Sex Offender Registration Review Board as a level I risk assessment classification, then they may file a petition immediately, if the registrant has completed all prison, parole, supervised release and probation for the offense which required registration.
One example is that some registrants were convicted of sodomy prior to July 1, 2006, where the victim was at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old and the registrant was 18 years old or younger at the time of the offense.
These persons would now be eligible to seek removal from the registry.
Registrants who are barred from volunteering at a church can still perform a number of roles in a church.
Volunteering at a church has now been defined to mean engaging in an activity which would ordinarily be employed for compensation which involves in working with, assisting or being engaged in activities with minors.
It made important changes to Georgia’s sex offender registry laws.The victim was not physically restrained during the commission of the offense.Other Risk Classifications If the person is classified by the Sex Offender Registration Review Board as a level II risk assessment classification or as a sexual predator, the person is not eligible to file a petition until ten years after the person has completed all prison, parole, supervised release and probation for the offense which required registration.The registrant must also meet the following criteria: a. Victim did not suffer any intentional physical harm; e.No prior offense which would be a sex offense under Georgia law or similar state or federal law; b. The victim was not transported during the offense; and f.