A degree holder from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael Kennedy McIntyre founded the law firm Michael Kennedy McIntyre and Associates in 1985. With over three decades of experience practicing law, Michael Kennedy McIntyre is well-versed in the process of petitioning for removal of a convicted sex offender from the Georgia sex offender registry. According to the Georgia sex offender registry, two categories of crimes warrant registration, dangerous sexual offenses and criminal offenses against a minor. While having a name removed from the sex offenders list can be an uphill task, it can make a significant positive change in the life of the person affected. Specific requirements must be met for a person’s name to be removed from the sex offender registry. Persons whose sentences ended over ten years ago must be classified as Level 1 offenders to be considered for removal. Level 1 offenders are considered low-risk offenders. Level 1 offenders may provide information such as psychological evaluations, character letters, treatment records, and witness statements from local law enforcement or probation officers. After the attorney gathers all the relevant information needed, he or she then prepares and files a petition to have the offender’s name removed from the sex offender registry. A judge will then evaluate the request for removal. If the judge rules in favor and the offender is found eligible for removal, their name will be removed from the registry.
Michael Kennedy McIntyre opened his practice, Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, over 30 years ago and specializes in post-conviction representation. McIntyre & Associates is available to assist individuals with issues that arise while on parole or probation in Georgia. For years in Georgia, parolees were supervised by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and probationers were supervised by the Georgia Department of Corrections. In 2015, based upon a review by the Georgia Council of Criminal Justice Reform, a bill was introduced to the Georgia Assembly which would combine the supervision of parolees and probationers by creating one state agency that would be responsible for all offender supervision. That bill, HB 310, was signed into law in May 2015 by Governor Deal and thereby created the Department of Community Supervision (DCS). The DCS monitors both parolees and probationers has its headquarters in Atlanta and field offices throughout the state.