Sex Offender Registry Relief
The Registry consists of three different tiers of risk. The level that a person receives can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. Those listed online often face harassment, discrimination, and social exclusion. Some of the key differences in levels include:
Level 1 – Low Risk:
Level 2 – Moderate Risk:
Level 3 – High Risk:
Petitioning The Court For A Level Reduction
New York State law allows for individuals to apply for a risk level reduction once per calendar year. A level reduction can greatly increase an individual’s quality of life. For instance, a person may petition for a reduction to level 1, removing their information from the state registry website, and relieving them of the duty to register altogether after 20 years.
It can be argued that a person has been designated improperly creating barriers to housing, employment, and otherwise limiting their ability to participate in the community. A petition can also demonstrate that an individual’s circumstances or risk have changed over time.
Who Is Eligible for SORA Modifications in New York?
What Must I Prove?
How Long Must I Wait After My Initial Designation Hearing?
While there is no law that deals with timing, it is recommended that a petitioner show a significant time in the community without re-offense. Some positive contributing factors include:
Do You Have a Question? We Can Help
If you would like to learn more about how our team can help you obtain a sex offender registry level reduction, do not hesitate to call (585) 270-8882 today and request a free case evaluation.