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TX: Sex offender ordinance on way out

A Krum ordinance that greatly restricts where convicted sex offenders may live appears headed for the dustbin. Similar ordinances in Argyle, Hickory Creek, Oak Point and Ponder could fall soon. Full Article

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  1. Nicholas Maietta

    So when are other attorneys going to figure out this actually works? Glad to see progress and good work!

    • ML

      Well the legislature will be in session soon. Large cities already have the right to enact residency restrictions. Cities under 5,000 as yet do not. There is a strong push in the TX legislatures to allow the cities under 5000 to do the same. However, there is a Federal case before the 5th circuit that could outlaw residency restrictions in the circuit, which includes the states of LA, MS and TX. The case was argued at the end of August so it should not be too long before the case is handed down. We need competent, passionate attorney arguing cases in more states, on more issues and finally a full frontal attack on the registry itself.

  2. Eric Knight

    Unfortunately, the Texas legislature will most probably vote for a bill that promotes a statewide residential restriction ordinance. They had balked in the past because they didn’t think there would be resistance against the laws, but they were wrong.

  3. American Detained in America

    I grew up in that area of Texas and can tell you that’s no real victory here. These are all small towns of less than 2000 people in the first place. Good on them, but I don’t see cause to celebrate until the larger cities to wake up and do the same.

  4. Clifford Ray Irby, II

    I had the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault, which I was strong armed into taking a deferred adjudicated probation on 02/28/1995 (charge from 03/12/1991). Texas never forced me to register, nor has no ever had the label “sex offender” on my driver’s license. I come to Louisiana to visit my mom & daughter, & am arrested and forced to “comply” with their state laws concerning “convicted &/or adjudicated” sex offenders. Of which, I am neither. I even have the original document from the very court that Louisiana has claimed I was convicted in stating: “This is not a conviction per Texas law.” I would like to know how another state, 20 years after the legal dismissal, can alter that ruling? Better yet, for a charge 25 years ago, outside this state’s jurisdiction? I need some clarification. PLEASE?!

    • Mr. D

      Clifford – If you don’t mind me asking, what were the circumstances that caused you to get arrested in Louisiana during your visit ?

  5. Clifford Ray Irby, II

    I had the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault, which I was strong armed into taking a deferred adjudicated probation on 02/28/1995 (charge from 03/12/1991). Texas never forced me to register, nor has no ever had the label “sex offender” on my driver’s license. I come to Louisiana to visit my mom & daughter, & am arrested and forced to “comply” with their state laws concerning “convicted &/or adjudicated” sex offenders. Of which, I am neither. I even have a document from the very court that Louisiana is claiming I was convicted in stating: “This is not a conviction per Texas law.” I would like to know how another state, 20 years after the legal dismissal, can alter that ruling? Better yet, for a charge 25 years ago, outside this state’s jurisdiction? I need some clarification. PLEASE?!

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