Restrictions for Felons: Georgia

Review the restrictions for felons in each of the federal districts and the sex offender restrictions for the state of Georgia.

Georgia by Federal District: Northern, Middle, and Southern

Learn more about the restrictions for federal defendants in your district. 

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision, travel restrictions, and compliance contracts for differing offenses.

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

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Northern District

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Northern District of Georgia

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Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. The defendant shall not leave the judicial district or other specific geographic area without the permission of the court or probation officer.
  2. The defendant shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete report within the first five (5) days of each month, or as directed by the probation officer.
  3. The defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. The defendant shall support the defendant’s dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. The defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training or other acceptable reasons.
  6. The defendant shall notify the probation officer at least ten (10) days prior to any change of residence or employment.
  7. The defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substance, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. The defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered, or other places specified by the court.
  9. The defendant shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. The defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit the defendant at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer.
  11. The defendant shall notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  12. The defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the Court.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by the defendant’s criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to confirm the defendant’s compliance with such notification requirement.
  14. The defendant shall pay the special assessment imposed or adhere to a court-ordered installment schedule for the payment of the special assessment.
  15. The defendant shall notify the probation officer of any material change in the defendant’s economic circumstances that might affect the defendant’s ability to pay any unpaid amount of restitution, fines or special assessments.

Travel Restrictions

While under supervised release, probation, or parole supervision in the Northern District of Georgia, the following travel restrictions and procedures are applicable. You are free to travel within the Northern District of Georgia (map available in this section); however, travel outside the Northern District of Georgia is governed by the following:

  1. Travel outside the district is a privilege and is not automatically granted. All travel outside the district shall be verified and approved by the Probation Officer. Therefore, request for travel must be submitted on a travel request form at least ___ 1days in advance of anticipated travel in order that such verification and approval may be accomplished prior to the departure date.
  2. Non-essential travel outside the district will be prohibited during the first 60 days of supervision. The Probation Officer will determine if travel requests during this time are necessary. If travel is granted, it must be verified.
  3. Non-essential travel outside the district will be prohibited for anyone who is delinquent on payment of his/her court-ordered financial obligations (special assessment, fine, or restitution). The Probation Officer will determine if the requested travel is essential and, if so, verification will be necessary.
  4. If convicted of a drug offense or if you have a documented history of drug trafficking or distribution, your travel outside the district will be restricted unless the Probation Officer is thoroughly satisfied that your travel is legitimate.
  5. All essential travel outside the United States must be approved by the sentencing judge or the U.S. Parole Commission. This process may require at least 30 days so requests for such travel must be submitted at least ___ 2days in advance of anticipated travel.
1* Time required varies case by case and may range between 14-30 days.
2* Time required varies case by case and may range between 30-60 days.

Compliance Contracts

Certain offenders will be required to sign a compliance contract.
Click or tap one of the three contract types to reveal their contents:

Having been instructed by the Court/Parole Commission to participate in drug and/or alcohol aftercare, I agree to assist the Probation Office in monitoring my drug and/or alcohol free status by abiding by the following:

  • I will maintain an honest and truthful relationship with my U.S. Probation Officer and report as directed.
  • I will submit to urine testing as directed by my substance abuse counselor/U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will participate in all aspects of the Drug/Alcohol Treatment Program which may include group therapy, individual counseling, and NA/AA or other support group meetings at the direction of the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not use alcohol.
  • I will not take any prescription medication until the doctor prescribing the medication has been advised of my substance abuse history. Documentation of the doctor’s knowledge must be provided to the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not miss treatment/urine tests without the prior approval of the treatment counselor and/or the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I understand drug/alcohol use, missed appointments, or urine tampering will result in adverse action.

Having been instructed by the Court/Parole Commission to participate in mental health aftercare, I agree to assist the Probation Office in monitoring my mental health status by abiding by the following:

  • I will maintain an honest and truthful relationship with my U.S. Probation Officer and report as directed.
  • I will submit to urine testing as directed by my mental health counselor/U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will participate in all aspects of the Mental Health Program which may include group therapy, individual counseling, and NA/AA or other support group meetings at the direction of the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not use illegal drugs.
  • I will not use alcohol during the entire period of supervision.
  • I will not take any prescription medication until the doctor prescribing the medication has been advised of my substance abuse history. Documentation of the doctor’s knowledge must be provided to the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not use any medication, beverage, or remedy, food, or the like, which contains quinine or quinine-like compounds, or golden herbal tea or poppy seeds, without the express consent of my mental health counselor/U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not miss treatment/urine tests without the prior approval of the treatment counselor and/or the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I understand drug/alcohol use, missed appointments, or urine tampering will result in adverse action.

Having been instructed by the Court to participate in sex offender evaluation/counseling, I agree to assist the Probation Office in monitoring my compliance by abiding by the following:

1. I understand that my employment and residence must be approved by my U.S. Probation Officer. I will obtain permission prior to changing my employment or residence.

2. I will not date or marry anyone who has children under the age of eighteen (18) unless I have obtained approval from my U.S. Probation Officer and treatment provider. I also understand that I am to notify such person of my criminal history.

3. I understand that I am not to possess, purchase, or subscribe to any sexually oriented material or pornography to include mail, computer, telephone (900 telephone numbers), video, or television, nor patronize any place where such material or entertainment is available.

4. I will not frequent places or loiter near schools, playgrounds, parks, swimming pools, arcades, or other places primarily used by children under the age of eighteen (18) without the approval of my U.S. Probation Officer and treatment provider.

5. I will attend and actively participate in sex offender evaluation and treatment at a program approved by my U.S. Probation Officer. I will abide by the rules of the treatment program and successfully complete the program to the satisfaction of the U.S. Probation Officer and the treatment provider. I will be financially responsible for all evaluations and treatment unless other arrangements have been made by my U.S. Probation Officer or treatment provider.

6. I will submit to any program of psychological or physiological assessment at the direction of the U.S. Probation Officer or treatment provider. This includes the polygraph and/or plethysmograph to assist in treatment, treatment planning, and case monitoring.

7. If directed, I will maintain a driving log (mileage, time of departure, arrival, and return, destination, routes traveled, with whom, etc.) and make it available at the request of my U.S. Probation Officer. I will not “cruise” around with no destination. All out of district travel must be approved by my USPO no less than 30 days in advance.

8. I will not utilize a Post Office Box without the approval of my U.S. Probation Officer.

9. I will not associate or correspond with any known sex offender except in an approved treatment program setting, without the permission of my U.S. Probation Officer.

10. I will not possess children’s clothing, toys, games, etc. without the approval of my U.S. Probation Officer.

11. I will not have any contact with the victim(s) in my case, including correspondence, telephone contact, any form of electronic communication, or communication through a third party unless approved by my U.S. Probation Officer and treatment provider.

12. I understand that I must disclose my offense to my spouse or significant other if third party risk is assessed by my U.S. Probation Officer.

13. I will provide all personal/business phone records to the U.S. Probation Officer upon request. I will provide written authorization to request a record of all outgoing or incoming phone calls from any phone service provider. Further, I will obtain written approval from my U.S. Probation Officer to use an electronic bulletin board system, services that provide access to the internet, or any public or private computer network. I will obtain written approval from my U.S. Probation Officer to possess or use any computer at any location including employment. I will permit routine inspection of any computer systems, hard drives, and other media storage materials to confirm compliance with this condition. This inspection shall be no more intrusive than is necessary to ensure compliance with this condition. Any computer system which is accessible to me is subject to inspection. I will permit confiscation and/or disposal of any material considered contraband.

14. I will have no contact, whether directly in person or indirectly through any means of communication, with any child under the age of eighteen (18), including my own children, nor with any person unable to give consent due to mental or emotional limitations without the approval of my U.S. Probation Officer and treatment provider. If I have incidental contact with children, I will be civil and courteous to the child and immediately remove myself from the situation. I will also notify my U.S. Probation Officer of such contact within 72 hours and include a written description of the incident and submit with my monthly report.

15. If applicable, I must register as a sex offender with the local sheriff within 72 hours of being released or placed on supervised release. I understand that I must register within 72 hours if I change any of the required registration information, other than residence address. If there is a change in residence address, I must register this information within 72 hours prior to moving. Registration is required annually for life. (Mandated by the O.C.G.A. 42-01-12, Sex Offender Registration and/or Federal Public Law No. 105-119, Title I, section 115, 111 Stat. 2240, 18 USC 3563(a) and 3583 (d).

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Middle District of Georgia

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Standard Conditions of Supervision

These are the standard conditions of supervision or probation the Court must impose.
This does not include special conditions the court may impose.
  1. The defendant shall not leave the judicial district without the permission of the court or probation officer.
  2. The defendant shall report to the probation officer in a manner and frequency directed by the court or probation officer.
  3. The defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. The defendant shall support his or her dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. The defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. The defendant shall notify the probation officer at least ten days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. The defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substance, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. The defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.
  9. The defendant shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony, unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. The defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit him or her at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer.
  11. The defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  12. The defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks due to the defendant’s criminal record or personal history or characteristics and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to the defendant’s compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

Probation Officers approve or deny travel requests based on the duties assigned to this agency by Statute, Monograph, or the Court. In the Middle District of Georgia, recurring travel should be limited, as supervision of an offender is inhibited otherwise.

For each request, completed travel permits will be issued and copied to the district of travel. Non-emergency requests should be made at least 10 days in advance.

Post-Conviction Supervision
Requests for travel outside of the United States must be approved by the Court or the Parole Commission. Vacation travel exceeding 30 days must be approved by the Court. Otherwise, the Probation Officer has the authority to approve all other requests for travel outside of the district.

Pretrial Supervision
The Court must approve international travel.


For travel requiring Court or Parole Commission approval, it is suggested 30 days advance notice be given.

Compliance Contracts

Certain offenders will be required to sign a compliance contract.

Having been instructed by the Court/Parole Commission to participate in drug and/or alcohol aftercare, I agree to assist the Probation Office in monitoring my drug and/or alcohol free status by abiding by the following:

  • I will maintain an honest and truthful relationship with my U.S. Probation Officer and report as directed.
  • I will submit to urine testing as directed by my substance abuse counselor/U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will participate in all aspects of the Drug/Alcohol Treatment Program which may include group therapy, individual counseling, and NA/AA or other support group meetings at the direction of the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not use alcohol.
  • I will not take any prescription medication until the doctor prescribing the medication has been advised of my substance abuse history. Documentation of the doctor’s knowledge must be provided to the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I will not miss treatment/urine tests without the prior approval of the treatment counselor and/or the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • I understand drug/alcohol use, missed appointments, or urine tampering will result in adverse action.

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Southern District of Georgia

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Standard Conditions of Supervision

These are the standard conditions of supervision or probation the Court must impose.
This does not include special conditions the court may impose.
  1. You must not commit another federal, state, or local crime.
  2. You must not unlawfully possess a controlled substance.
  3. You must refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance and submit to substance abuse testing.
  4. You must cooperate in the collection of DNA as directed by the probation officer (if applicable).
  5. You must comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (if applicable).
  6. You must participate in an approved program for domestic violence (if applicable).
  7. You must make restitution (if applicable).
  8. You must pay the assessment imposed in accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 3013 (if applicable).
  9. You must pay any fine in accordance with the Schedule of Payments (if applicable).
  10. You must notify the court of any material change in your economic circumstances that might affect your ability to pay restitution, fines, or special assessments (if applicable).
  11. You must report to the probation office in the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside within 72 hours of your release from imprisonment, unless the probation officer instructs you to report to a different probation office or within a different time frame.
  12. After initially reporting to the probation office, you will receive instructions from the court or the probation officer about how and when you must report to the probation officer, and you must report to the probation officer as instructed.
  13. You must not knowingly leave the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside without first getting permission from the court or the probation officer.
  14. You must answer truthfully the questions asked by your probation officer.
  15. You must live at a place approved by the probation officer. If you plan to change where you live or anything about your living arrangements (such as the people you live with), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change. If notifying the probation officer in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of becoming aware of a change or expected change.
  16. You must allow the probation officer to visit you at any time at your home or elsewhere, and you must permit the probation officer to take any items prohibited by the conditions of your supervision that he or she observes in plain view.
  17. You must work full time (at least 30 hours per week) at a lawful type of employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so. If you do not have full-time employment you must try to find full-time employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so. If you plan to change where you work or anything about your work (such as your position or your job responsibilities), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change. If notifying the probation officer at least 10 days in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of becoming aware of a change or expected change.
  18. You must not communicate or interact with someone you know is engaged in criminal activity. If you know someone has been convicted of a felony, you must now knowingly communicate or interact with that person without first getting the permission of the probation officer.
  19. If you are arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours.
  20. You must not own, possess, or have access to a firearm, ammunition, destructive device, or dangerous weapon (i.e. anything that was designed, or was modified for, the specific purpose of causing bodily injury or death to another person such as a nunchakus or tasers).
  21. You must not act or make any agreement with a law enforcement agency to act as a confidential human source or informant without first getting permission from the court.
  22. If the probation officer determines that you pose a risk to another person (including an organization), the probation officer may require you to notify the person about the risk and you must comply with that instruction. The probation officer may contact the person and confirm that you have notified that person about the risk.
  23. You must follow the instructions of the probation officer related to the conditions of supervision.

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Georgia Sex Offender Compliance

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The Georgia Sex Offender Registry has three (3) levels based on the severity of offense, criminal history, and other factors.  Once a defendant is released, a panel will conduct a risk assessment and assign the defendant to a level.  Due to a backlog, leveling might not occur for a year or two after release.

Level I (1) – Eligible for early termination from registry requirements immediately upon completion of sentence, including probation and supervised release.

Level II (2) – Eligible for early termination from registry requirements ten (10) years after completion of sentence, including probation and supervised release.

Level III (3) – Classified as a sexually dangerous predator, required to remain on the registry for life and subject to additional restrictions including electronic monitoring.

 

All sex offender registration requirements and restrictions can be found in the forms below.

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Registry Removal

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