Placer County Superior Court today granted a registrant’s petition for removal from the registry. It is believed to be the first petition granted in that court and possibly in all of northern California. The registrant was convicted of a federal child pornography offense (18 USC 2252(a)(4)(B)) in 2004.
The petition was granted after the registrant received a letter assigning him to Tier 1 under the Tiered Registry Law. He filed a petition on his own behalf and the Placer County District Attorney did not object to that petition. The final step in the removal process is receipt of a letter from the California Department of Justice stating that the registrant is no longer required to register.