If the court does grant the removal petition, the court will send copies of its order to all sheriffs and district attorneys who were originally served with the petition as well as to the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia Bureau of Investigation so that they can take the steps necessary to remove the offender from the registry. A person who was designated as a sexually violent predator between July 1, , and June 30, ; or A person who is determined by the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board to be at risk of perpetrating any future dangerous sexual offense. Additionally, a conviction for a felony offense against a victim who is a minor —such as kidnapping or false imprisonment— may trigger required sex offender registration. Our firm has helped dozens of people get off the sex offender registry in Georgia. You have entered incorrect information to search for the sexual offender for example, name or county. This was a very important development that has allowed numerous individuals convicted of sexual crimes and who pose little risk to the community to move on with their lives. Under the old law, a sex offender had to wait ten years from the time of his or her sentence concluding before petitioning for removal. At the removal hearing, the judge will first determine if the individual is eligible to be removed. A nonresident sexual offender who enters this state 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 under federal law, military law, tribal law, or the laws of another state or territory. Persons previously convicted of a criminal offense against a minor and may be released from prison or placed on parole, supervised release, or probation on or after July 1, To our knowledge, our firm has successfully obtained the removal of more individuals from the Georgia Sex Offender Registry than any other private law firm in Georgia. However, a higher classification obviously does make it more difficult to prove to a court that an individual does not pose a substantial risk of future sexual crimes. Specifically, if the offender has completed all required incarceration, parole, probation, and supervision, and the individual has received a Level I low risk assessment classification, he or she may petition the court to be removed from the registry and to have restrictions on employment and residence lifted. If an sexual offender changes residence to another state, the sexual offender shall register the new address with the sheriff of the county with whom the sexual offender last registered, and the sexual offender shall also register with a designated law enforcement agency in the new state within 72 hours after establishing residence in the new state. A petition for release must be filed in the superior court of the jurisdiction where the individual was convicted and copies must be served on the district attorney and sheriff of that jurisdiction and on the sheriff of the jurisdiction where the individual resides. If the Board classifies the individual as a Level I, the case will proceed to a removal hearing where the judge must determine if the individual should be removed. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Georgia and may practice in other federal courts by special permission.