Effective July 1, 2015, the newly created Georgia Department of Community Supervision took over community supervision of parolees from the Parole Board, probationers from the Georgia Department of Corrections, and Class A and B juveniles from the Department of Juvenile Justice. Additionally, the oversight of private and governmental misdemeanor probation entities was transferred to the agency from the County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council. If you encounter difficulties while under supervision by the new agency, CONTACT US to discuss resolution of those issues.
Also important to keep in mind is the fact that, under authority of O.C.G.A. §17-10-1, a sentencing court retains jurisdiction over a probationary sentence. This means that someone who was sentenced years ago to a split sentence of incarceration to be followed by probation and who now has finished parole supervision may file a motion with the sentencing court to request modification of the probationary sentence. Not only does this allow for adjustments to be made to the terms of probation, it also offers the possibility of the probationary sentence being shortened. CONTACT US to discuss options for having your probation terminated at the earliest possible time.