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.
It made important changes to Georgia’s sex offender registry laws.
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.
The clear purpose of the law seems to be to reduce the number of registrants to those who likely pose some risk to the community. If the offense conduct occurred after June 30, 2006 and on or before June 30, 2008, the registrant has restrictions on place of residence and place of employment.
Employment and Residence Restrictions Were Reduced The restrictions that apply to a person is now based on the restrictions which were in place in the law at the time of the offense conduct. The residence cannot be within 1000 feet of any child care facility, church, school, public park, private park, recreation facility, playground, skating rink, neighborhood center, gymnasium, school bus stop, or public or community swimming pool.