Contra Costa County today granted the first petition under its consideration. The petition was submitted on behalf of a registrant convicted of PC 288(a) about 25 years ago who had successfully registered for more than 20 years.
Prior to today’s hearing, the relevant registration office determined that the registrant was eligible to submit his petition. During today’s hearing, the District Attorney’s office stated it had no objection to the petition being granted.
“Today was a great day not only for the registrant whose requirement to register has been terminated, but also for the Tiered Registry Law,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci who represented the registrant in court. “Contra Costa county demonstrated that it could and would follow the requirements of that law.”
It has been reported that petitions have also been granted by judges in two separate court houses in Los Angeles County as well as in San Diego. According to attorney Michele Kumaus, the San Diego Public Defenders office has filed at least 60 petitions and more than 20 of them have been granted.