My son was sentenced for two felony counts in April of 2008 under Georgia's "First Offender" statute to 4 years of probation. He immediately initiated a transfer to Massachusetts and that went through relatively smoothly. He has been reporting without fail and has met all of the other terms of his probation including testing negative on all of his required drug tests.
By Georgia statute, OGA 17-10-1 , four years of probation means two years of supervised probation and the remainder to be administrative probation. Should this apply to how he is supervised here in Massachusetts? I spoke with the proabtion office in Georgia and they said that "Federal Rules" require all of his probation to supervised when there has been a transfer to another state. They state that if he had remained in Gerogia, his supervision level would be downgraded to administrative in April.
Do ICAOS rules require that all of his probation be served as standard supervision, or should he be downgraded to administrative supervision just the same as if her were still in Georgia?
Thanks for any help!