How canI get off of a sex offender registry if it has been 12 years since my conviction and Iwasn’t sentencedto any treatment?

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How canI get off of a sex offender registry if it has been 12 years since my conviction and Iwasn’t sentencedto any treatment?

My lawyer told me back then that I could file to not have to register as a sex offender after 10 years. My crime was sex abuse III. It’s a misdemeanor and it was 12 years ago. Should I speak to a criminal defense attorney about this? In Lincoln County, OR.

Asked on August 24, 2010 under Criminal Law, Oregon

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes, I would speak with a criminal defense attorney in your area as to the matter.  It is my understanding that Oregon does allow sex offenders to be relieved of the requirement to register under certain circumstances.  As to what those circumstances are and if you qualify, I do not know.  But if you do then the process requires you to file a Motion for Relief along with an Affidavit of Eligibility.  A hearing would be held within 90 days of the filing I believe to determine the validity.  You would want an attorney with you at this stage in the proceeding at the very least.  But seek consultation.  The laws and the eligibility requirements change and you are subject to the new laws and not the old. 


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