Failure to Register As A Sex Offender
Felony Charge Dismissed
My client had been a registered sex offender for a very long time. When he was 18, he had sex with a girl he thought was of age because she looked 18 and said she was 18. She was not. She was 14. Her parents found out,he was charged and convicted of statutory rape and almost 30 years after the incident my client was still a registered sex offender. After a rough time in his life he lost income and his apartment. During this struggle with poverty and homelessness, he forgot to register for the first time since the requirement began and was charged with failure
to register as a sex offender, a felony.
After reviewing the case discovery and the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) documents, I informed my client that his duty to register had expired due to the age of the charge and the fact that he had no other record whatsoever. I brought this to the prosecutor’s attention and explained the circumstances. The prosecutor then reviewed the case and subsequentlydismissed it. Big win.