Many people who are on the Sex Offender Registry believe there’s no way to remove your name from the list. While in some cases this is true, there are certain circumstances in which you can apply for name removal.
If you want a chance of removing your name from the sex registry, you need to use an experienced attorney to help you through the process. Sex registry removal is often quite a complicated topic – it’s essential to approach the process with due consideration.
Below we’ll explore this topic in more detail to help you better understand the process and its ramifications.
Problems with the Sex Registry
If you’re on the sex registry, there are a wide range of problems that you may face. It’s essential to understand the complexities that the sex registry can create in your life. Below we’ll explore some of the top ways that being a registered sex offender can harm your livelihood.
If you’re a registered sex offender, you’ll find it much more difficult to find employment. Most employers check the sex registry and your criminal record before offering you work. Some industries will be entirely restricted from access.
If you want to move forward with your career, it’s essential to try and remove yourself from the sex registry.
If you’re a registered sex offender, there will also be restrictions on the areas that you can live in. For instance, many sex offenders can’t live within certain distances of schools. This restriction can severely impact your ability to live where you want and invest in property in desirable locations.
If you want to have your freedom of movement returned, applying to have yourself removed from the sex offenders registry is essential. But you’ll need an experienced attorney to help you fight your case.
On top of the restrictions in place when you’re put on the sex offenders list, you’ll also have to deal with a significant amount of public shame. Because people can access the sex offenders list, neighbors and friends may be able to find information about you.
This shaming can lead to awkward confrontations and broken relationships. If you want to avoid the shame that’s associated with having your name in a publicly available database, you should begin the process of attempting to remove your details.
Is Your Case Eligible?
Not all people will be able to remove themselves from the Sex Offender Registry. It’s essential to understand the circumstances needed for removal. While there are many variables involved, we’ll go over the most critical components of this topic below:
- Romeo and Juliet Case
– If you were convicted of a statutory rape case, but there are certain conditions met, you may be able to remove your name from the registry list. These conditions include that the victim consented, there wasn’t more than four year’s age difference between you and the victim, and the victim was at least 13 years old.
- Juvenile Adjudication
– If you were a juvenile when the case occurred, you might be able to petition for removal if you’re no longer a threat to the safety of the public.
- No Longer a Threat to Safety of the Public
– If you can prove that you’re no longer a risk to the public, you may be able to remove your name from the registry.
- Your Offense is No Longer Considered Illegal
– If you were convicted of a criminal offense that no longer exists as an offense, you could request the removal of your name from the registry.
Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney
If you want the best chance of removing yourself from the sex offenders list, it’s essential to choose a sex crimes attorney with a deep understanding of the removal process. Getting your name off the registry after it’s in place is very difficult; you should not approach the situation lightly if you want a quick resolution to the problem.
We take a comprehensive approach to help you remove yourself from the list. Before we begin, we’ll speak to you about your case and personal circumstances, then we’ll advise you on whether it’s possible or not to remove yourself from the registry.
We’ll then begin building a case to help you finally retrieve the freedom you lost once you were placed on the sex registry. In the case of a wrongful conviction, we’ll also begin to look into appealing your current charges, which can be another effective way to remove you from further registry searches.
So, if you’re looking to begin the Sex Offender Registry removal process, please get in contact with O’Keefe Law today!