San Francisco Superior Court today granted a petition filed on behalf of a registrant who was assigned to Tier 1. Local law enforcement determined that the registrant was eligible to petition and the District Attorney did not object to the petition. The registrant was represented in court by ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
“Another person has escaped the bondage of the registry,” stated Bellucci. “We must continue to file petitions in order to maximize the number of people who are released from the registry.’
After a court grants a petition, the California Department of Justice will send the person a formal letter stating that he is no longer required to register. It could take a month or longer for that to occur.