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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: SB384@doj.ca.gov. 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 dhsintermeganslaw@ice.dhs.gov. 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.

A judge in Madera County today granted the petition filed on behalf of an individual required to register who was assigned to Tier 1. The DA did not state their position until today’s hearing during which they revealed they had no objection. Congratulations to client #80!

Hi, looking for any advice for those who were successful in getting off the registry. Specifically, I am looking for recommended lawyers who can assist me with filing my petition regarding my Tier Designation. 

Brief back story: I was a senior in high school when I was convicted (2012). State of Indiana, 19 years old (got held back in elementary school so I was a year older). Charged with sexual battery. Victim was also a senior in high school (17y.o). I served 6 months work release, 6 months house arrest and given a 10 year registration requirement. I moved out to CA for a job in 2016, and have lived here ever since. I’ve fulfilled all requirements, zero issues whatsoever. All this time I was under the impression that in January 2023, I would have completed my 10 year requirement. On my birthday, when I went to the PD for what I thought was the last time, I learned that  the CA DOJ put me in the Tier 2 category. 

Based off what I’ve read, I believe I should be in Tier 1. I would like the opportunity to petition this tier designation, and want the help of a lawyer to make sure I do this the right way. 

Can anyone provide me with recommendations for lawyers? Im located in Los Angeles CA. I get overwhelmed my google searches and really prefer to work with someone who is recommended. I have called Oberstein several times over the last few months and every time I get his receptionist who tells me he will call me back and he never has. 

I can afford to pay whatever’s required. I just want to do this the right way and find a lawyer who understands the nuances of these things and can give me my best shot of appealing. 

Thanks so much for your help.

A judge in Sacramento granted the petition of a person required to register, who was assigned to Tier 1, on September 6. The DA did not object to this petition and there was no hearing. Congratulations to #81!

Today a judge in Kern County Superior Court granted the petition of my client during a hearing in which the District Attorney argued that the facts of the offense which took place more than 20 years ago justified his continued registration. Thanks to the appellate decision, People v. Thai, a judge who had read that decision as well as my lengthy legal memo, that client is no longer required to register in CA. Congratulations to #82!

Alameda County Superior Court has granted the petition of a person granted to register who was assigned to Tier 1. There was no hearing in this case and the court granted the petition about three months after the petition was filed. Congratulations to client #83! You are no longer required to register in California.

I have been entertaining an idea for a permalink category like the “Path to Freedom” category.
The category would be info about what happens after you have been granted relief from registering after a successful petition.There are more and more of these people every day! I have seen questions about this topic in various areas of the ACSOL forums. I would like it to be a category so people can refer to it and seek information and/or offer guidance.

Subjects of interest: Can I visit or move to a state without notifying that state? Can I get my professional license back? Can I pick my child up from school? Do I have to consider presence restrictions? What does registry relief and a 1203.4 do for me? And on and on …….
Reply if you think this may be valuable and what should the title be? PFR no more, what now?
Free at last with questions? Let me know what you people who no longer register think about this.

My petition to be removed from the list in Florida was granted and my registration obligation in Florida was terminated on Sept. 26th under the 20-year rule. My Florida attorney, Ron Kleiner handled the petition. If anyone is similarly situated and on the list in Florida and would like to explore options to be removed, I highly recommend Ron

Los Angeles Superior Court (Norwalk) granted a petition filed on behalf of an individual required to register who had a Tier 1 assignment. The DA did not object to his petition and therefore no hearing was held. Congratulations! The only fly in the ointment was a 2-month delay between the DA’s decision not to object and the court order. The court can do better than that.

Los Angeles Superior Court (Norwalk) granted a petition recently that was filed on behalf of an individual required to register who had a Tier 1 assignment. The DA did not object to his petition and therefore no hearing was held. Congratulations to #84! The only fly in the ointment was a 2-month delay between the DA’s decision not to object and the court order. The court can do better than that. The good news, of course, is there is one less person required to register.

Today a judge in Yolo Superior Court granted the petition of a person required to register who was assigned to Tier 1. The DA did not object to that petition and today’s hearing took less than 5 minutes (after waiting for other cases to be called). Congratulations to #85!

Greetings, Federal charge in Texas, been on registry for 20 years. Wanting to move to Louisiana, need an attorney to advise what needs to be done, does Louisiana law of registrying for 15 years apply. Please help!

Lake County Superior Court has granted the petition of an individual required to register. She was assigned to Tier 1 and there was no hearing. Although the petition was granted in early July, we received the court order today — about 4 months later. Regardless, we congratulate this person on her escape from the registry!

There is good news to report. A judge in San Luis Obispo Superior Court granted a petition I filed on behalf of a person required to register after he registered for about 25 years. He was assigned to Tier 2, the DA did not object and there was no hearing. Congratulations to #87!

Today I learned that not one, but two, individuals required to register had their petitions granted by Fresno Superior Court. Although both were assigned to Tier 1, it took more than a year for the court to make its decisions. Congratulations to clients #88 and #89! You are no longer required to register in California.

Today a juvenile court judge granted a petition for a person what adjudicated as a juvenile more than 25 years ago. That person was assigned to Tier 2 and the DA objected to his petition. Congratulations to client #90! Only 10 more granted petitions until I reach my goal of 100.

San Diego Superior Court has granted the petition of a woman required to register who was assigned to Tier 1. The DA did not object to her petition and therefore no hearing was held. Congratulations to #91! This is the fourth petition granted this week for one of my clients — a new record.

There is exciting news to share! San Diego Superior Court has granted the petition of a person required to register who was assigned to Tier 2. The DA did not object to his petition and therefore there was no hearing. Congratulations to #92!

I’ll be able to petition for relief after June of 2024 (Los Angeles, Tier 1, misdemeanor. Adjudicated in April 2014). Is it better to have a lawyer, or is it something I can handle myself? The form seems simple enough.

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There is a LOT of good news to report! Three new petitions have been granted!! The first petition was granted by Riverside Superior Court for a person required to register who was assigned to Tier 2. He is #93. The second petition was granted by San Diego Superior Court for a person required to register who was assigned to Tier 1. He is #94. The third petition was granted by Sacramento Superior Court for a person required to register who was assigned to Tier 2. He is #95. There were no hearings held in these three cases. Congratulations to #93, #94 and #95!

Alameda Superior Court has granted the petition of an individual required to register! He was assigned to Tier 1, the DA did not object and there was no hearing. Congratulations to #96!

Does anyone know why 288 (c) is in tier 3? and if there is anything being done to change that?

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