Two registrants are no longer required to register today due to petitions granted in two different counties — San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus. In the San Luis Obispo county case, the registrant was convicted of PC 288(a) and assigned to Tier 2. Prior to petitioning for removal, he registered for more than 30 years. In the Stanislaus county case, the registrant was convicted of PC 647.6 and assigned to Tier 1. Prior to petitioning for removal, he registered for more than 10 years.
“California courts are continuing to grant petitions filed on behalf of registrants,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We need to spread the word that many registrants are eligible to petition for removal.”
The petitioning process under the Tiered Registry Law began on July 1, 2021. The process includes an eligibility determination made by law enforcement followed by a decision by the District Attorney in the county where the registrant resides regarding whether or not to object to a petition. That process can take up to six months after a petition is filed and served.