Path to Freedom

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For anyone who has been removed from the CA registry, you can expedite your removal from the CA Megan’s Law website as well as receipt of a letter from the CA Dept. of Justice confirming your removal by sending a copy of the court’s order to the CA Dept. of Justice using the following email: Be specific in your request, that is, tell the agency you want to be removed from the website and/or you want a letter from the agency confirming that you are no longer required to register.

For those who have been removed from their state registry, it is recommended that you notify the federal Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) that you are no longer required to register in that state. Send an email to According to communications from DHS, a person who is no longer required to register in any state is no longer required to have a “unique identifier” added to their passport and is no longer required to provide notice of at least 21 days for overseas travel.

my path to freedom began following my birthday in December 2021. The first petition resulted in a hearing in April 2022. The DA contacted the victim of the 1984 incident who wanted to testify, and I withdrew the petition. I had entered into a plea agreement in 1989, three years probation, no jail time. My probation officer, following probation, filed a1203.4 request. This was granted and provided some relief. Fifteen years later the hysteria increased and now I was, in essence under house arrest, not able to go anywhere, not even take my dog to dog beach, it is a park. I waited and followed this site to watch how these cases worked their way through the court system. Janice and her team have done great work with good results. I contacted Janice to get her to assist me trying again, glad I did. Following some hiccups my petition was granted, received the ruling in May of this year and the DOJ notice of my removal from the California registry in June. I had also received a call from my local PD advising me I had been released of my duty to register. I am sure there are many of others who feel hopeless in dealing with all the challenges with being on the registry, but if you are eligible the future is looking good for those here in California. Many may not know, but California did not have a tier system until 2021, it was a lifetime requirement. So, for me, this has been over 30 years, long overdue. I also want to thank Janice and encourage anyone seeking help to contact her. I believe I am #101 on her way to 200.

Time to congratulate #103 whose petition was granted on June 5 in Santa Clara Superior Court! He was assigned to Tier 1 and there was no hearing. The court granted the petition less than two weeks after the DA decided not to object. Congratulations #103! May you live long and prosper.

Los Angeles Superior Court has granted another petition filed by a person required to register. This person was assigned to Tier 1 and the DA did not object to his petition. Therefore, there was no hearing regarding his petition. Congratulations to #104!

A Los Angeles Superior Court located in Lancaster has granted a petition filed on behalf of a person required to register. This person was assigned to Tier 1 and there was no hearing in the case. Congratulations to #105!

Still on my path to freedom, unfortunately most attorneys want like $3.000 just to even look at
my petition. The problem with that is my situation is a little complicated so who ever files it has to be a very skilled lawyer who has knowledge of the 290 laws and the petition process.
Luckily for me after endless searching and long discussions I was able to find a very well seasoned top layer in Los Angeles County. As were going over my last petition process to see why it was denied we found out it was denied because of wrongfully convictions from another country, Basically it was a probation transfer into another country but the court wasn’t paying attention and instead of granting the probation transfer they convicted me of my old charges so I was convicted twice for the same crime “double jeopardy” a violation of my civil rights, the 5th Amendment, I never knew this happened till now.
The attorney I found is not a private attorney she actually works for the state of California that’s all I can say about that. BUT the main objective is getting off the registry after that we’ll double back and run it up again.

Can someone provide clarity on when I can petition? Conviction date was end of November 2014. 10 years will be up at end of November of this year. The wording on the instructions form in Contra Costa County is incredibly confusing…

“This petition and proof of current registration must be filed on or after your next birthday after July 1, 2021, following the expiration of your mandated minimum registration period.”

Trying to understand if since my birthday is in the middle of July but my 10 years isn’t up until end of this November if I can petition once my ten years is up at end of November or if I need to wait until my next birthday after end of November meaning middle of July of 2025!

They really should reword this or give examples….

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