As you know, being a registered sex offender can drastically impact your life, though fortunately, if years have passed since you were convicted, a Shasta & Tehama County sex offender registration lawyer can help you determine whether you may qualify to have your name removed from the registry. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today.
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In the past, anyone who committed a sex crime in California was required to register as a sex offender and remain one for life. However, as of January 1, 2021, with the passing of Senate Bill 384, the state of California changed this. Now, California recognizes a three-tiered system that dictates how long a person must remain on the sex offender registry, based on the specific offense they committed. The system is as follows:
- Tier One: Tier 1 is for low-level offenders, such as those guilty of indecent exposure. If you are a tier-one sex offender, you will have to remain on the sex offender registry for at least 10 years.
- Tier Two: Tier 2 is for those who committed mid-level sex offenses, such as contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony, and requires offenders to remain on the sex offender registry for at least 20 years.
- Tier Three: Tier three is for the highest-level sex offenses, such as sex trafficking children or sex crimes against children 10 and younger. If you are a tier-three sex offender, you may have to remain on the sex offender registry for the rest of your life. A Tier 3 designation based on a Risk Assessment can be a 20-year registration requirement.
Removing Your Name from the Sex Offender Registration List
If you were, at one time, required under Penal Code 290 to register as a sex offender, you are most likely looking to have your name removed from that list. Fortunately, thanks to the fairly recent change in the law, if you fall under tier one or tier two, your attorney can file a Petition to Terminate Sex Offender Registration for your removal from the sex offender registry.
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If you have any further questions about sex offender registration in California, or want to learn if you are either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 designation, please do not hesitate to contact Cohen Criminal Law. Our firm is here to help you in any way we can.