If you are a registered sex offender, you’re most likely looking to have your name removed from the sex offender registration list. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Tehama County sex offender registration lawyer to learn more about the recent change in California law and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Am I eligible to have my name removed from the sex offender registration list?
Though previous laws regarding sex crime penalties in California made it so those who’ve committed sex crimes would have to be placed on the sex offender registry for life, as of January 1, 2021, this is no longer the case. On this date, Senate Bill 384 was passed, which made it so certain sex offenders can have their names removed from the sex offender registry after a period of time. The system is broken down into three tiers, and they are as follows:
- Tier One: Those who commit lower-level sex offenses will be placed in Tier One, which means that after at least 10 years, they may qualify for having their names removed from the sex offender registration list.
- Tier Two: Mid-level sex offenses can warrant a person being placed in Tier Two, which means that after at least 20 years, they may qualify for having their names removed from the sex offender registration list.
- Tier Three: High-level sex offenders are placed in Tier Three. Those in Tier Three may remain on the sex offender registry for life. That said, you should note that a Tier Three designation is based on a Risk Assessment, and at times, this can warrant only a 20-year registration requirement.
How can I have my name removed from the sex offender registration list?
Though having your name removed from the sex offender registration isn’t always easy, you can rely on a Red Bluff criminal lawyer here at our firm to help determine whether you qualify for removal and, from there, file a Petition to Terminate Sex Offender Registration on your behalf. We know how damaging it is to be a registered sex offender, and we are here to clear your name. If you have any further questions or wish to get started, simply give us a call today.
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