Deregistration Attorney for Sex Offenders Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Registering as a sex offender in Colorado is often a humiliating experience that can follow someone for the rest of their lives even after they have “paid their debt to society.” In certain circumstances, it is possible to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry by petitioning the court to Deregister. It is very important how the application is presented and as a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney familiar with this application process, I will assist you through this critical phase in your future.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney At Law
Denver Sex Registry Removal
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Whether you were convicted in Denver, Colorado or another state of a sex offense, you may be required to stay on a sex offender registry anywhere from five years to the rest of your life. Those who have convictions from out of state may petition to deregister after the required time has passed. These petitions are filed in the District Court of the place of your residence. Registration law in the state of origin does not govern registration in Colorado.
Who Can Deregister Denver, Colorado
Those adjudicated or whose cases were disposed of prior to the age of 18 may petition for deregistration upon completion of their sentence. The petition is filed with the court that entered the sentence or disposition.
- Upon completion of a Deferred Judgment and Sentence, one is eligible to Petition if there are no other sexual behavior offenses.
- Some offenses have lifetime registration requirement. These are sexually violent predators, adult convictions of sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, incest, and any two or more convictions or adjudications.
- 20 year registration on Class 1, 2, and 3 felonies.
- 10 year registration on Class 4, 5, 6 felonies and Class 1 misdemeanors of Unlawful Sexual Contact and Sex Assault in the Third Degree.
- 5 years registration on all other offenses less than those mentioned above.
Preparing for Deregistration
When one applies for sex offender deregistration, notice must be given to the court, prosecutor, law enforcement, and named victims of your intent to file a deregistration petition. The district attorney and named victims may protest the petition. This notice must be given to every jurisdiction where you were required to register, which may include multiple states.
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Having the support of your parole officer, counselor, and anyone else that may be linked to the conditions of your parole, such as your treatment provider who can attest that you are no longer a threat to society and that your deregistration petition has merit. If you are employed, a statement by your employer stating your conduct and continuing employment will also provide additional support.
Sometimes the Denver district attorney will object to the deregistration petition. It is my position that the only objection that is sustainable, or valid, is that a person has not met the statutory requirements of time, type, or number of convictions.
There are significant penalties associated for failure to register or failure to follow the deregistration process correctly. Even if you are just moving to another state, you must give notice to both states of your intentions to satisfy the requirements of a potential move.
I will advise you about your chances of a successful deregistration petition and represent you in the intricate and complicated steps involved in the process of petitioning to de-register.
Contact My Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer to Deregister from the Sex Offender Registry or if you have questions about the Registry, I encourage you to contact me, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.