From its office in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates works exclusively in the field of post-conviction representation. The firm advises clients on parole-related issues, in addition to representing those who wish to become free from the restrictions placed on them as a result of prior convictions. Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates maintains in-depth knowledge of Georgia’s sex offender registry and the restrictions placed on offenders. In one of the firm’s cases, it worked with a client who was placed on Georgia’s sex offender registry, in addition to experiencing numerous other restrictions and requirements, as a result of a conviction in a different state. The firm filed a petition to remove the requirements placed on the client in the client’s county of residence, which was granted. The result of the action was complete removal of the restrictions and requirements placed on the client, in addition to removal of the client’s name from Georgia’s sex offender registry.
For more than 30 years, attorney Michael McIntyre has practiced exclusively in the field of postconviction representation. His firm, Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates, focuses on the needs of criminal defendants after conviction and assists clients with matters such as seeking parole. In most cases in the state of Georgia, a convicted person reaches their Parole Eligibility Date (PED) when he or she has served one-third of their custodial sentence. At that time, a hearing examiner rates the severity level of the individual’s crime and compares that to the related parole-decision guidelines set forth by the state. If the Parole Board determines that parole is advisable, it establishes a Tentative Parole Month (TPM).
During the process of parole consideration, the Parole Board reviews records related to the individual’s arrest and trial. The Parole Board also reviews the correctional institution’s report on the eligible individual, which includes information about his or her mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as accounts of his or her behavior and initiative while incarcerated. The parole decision incorporates not only these findings but also any information that the Parole Board receives from third parties. In the State of Georgia, any individual, including victims and prosecutors, may send information for consideration. All of this material helps the Parole Board to determine if, when the TPM arrives, the individual will be released on parole.
Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates is a well-established Atlanta law practice that provides individuals with postconviction representation which assists them in being released from prison on parole. Among Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates’ successful results are cases involving drug convictions. In one case, a client was sentenced to two years of incarceration for the possession of methamphetamine. After the Parole Board initially denied parole, the client hired the firm to represent him. A request for the Parole Board to reconsider their decision involved the presentation of new relevant information and yielded a release on parole after service of 15 months, instead of 24 months. Another case involved a 10-year custodial sentence related to heroin possession with intent to distribute. The law firm represented the client at the initial parole consideration and achieved release after 41 months, or just over one-third of the custodial sentence. With these results in mind, it is important to note that each case is unique and results are never guaranteed.
Located in Atlanta, Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates is a respected law firm that focuses on representing clients after conviction and finding strategic pathways toward release from incarceration. The Michael Kennedy McIntyre & Associates team is well versed in Georgia cases involving habeas corpus petitions. By filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus an individual is claiming that their incarceration is not constitutional. Claims that can result in conviction and sentence relief include prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Habeas corpus cases are complex and demanding, and require investigation and a thorough evaluation of the prospects of a successful result. Filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus must be done within the statute of limitations, which makes it imperative to start the process as soon as possible. In the vast majority of cases, there is only a single opportunity to file such a petition.