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April 18, 2017 Court of Appeals Finds that Pardon Removes Registry Requirements

The Court held that the defendant had therefore committed no offense under Georgia law. In 1995, the defendant was convicted…

March 21, 2017 Court Reverses Conviction in Sex Offender Registry Case

O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12 (f)(4) requires each person on the sex offender registry to annually renew by reporting in person to…

April 11, 2016 Dangerous Sexual Predator Tag Requires Due Process

Under Georgia’s sex offender registration statute, the Board must classify those convicted of sex offenses into one of three levels:…

April 13, 2015 Court of Appeals Reverses Conviction for Homeless Sex Offender

The record showed that the defendant was a registered sex offender, having been convicted of incest for his relationship with…

July 15, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Reverses Sentence in Sex Offender Registry Case

The Court, however, reversed his sentencing as a recidivist on the grounds that the State could not use the same…

July 19, 2012 A Case for Limiting the Reach of Sex Offender Registries

Individuals classified as sex offenders and members of their families have pleaded with lawmakers to recognize the flaws in the…

March 19, 2012 Court Reverses Probation Revocation for Alleged Failure to Register as Sex Offender

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed, finding that the error violated the defendant’s due process rights. The Court of Appeals’…

October 6, 2011 Procedure for Removal from Georgia’s Sex Offender Registry

Although the Georgia sex offender registration statute now requires lifetime registration, there are two procedures for petitioning the court for…

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