HOW TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY IN CALIFORNIA

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Sex Offense Registry Termination

Navigating California’s Sex Offender Registration Rules to Terminate Registration


For now, registration can be ended by obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Starting in 2021, SB 384 will allow many offenders to remove themselves from the registry by terminating registration and removing the registration requirement. At that point, Certificates of Rehabilitation will no longer remove the registration requirement. Act now!

The California Sex Offender Registration Act, also known as California Penal Code section 290, requires anyone convicted of a sex offense to register for life in California. This registration requirement can lead to embarrassment, lost opportunities, and even harassment. While expunging and reducing your record will not remove you from the sex offender registry, you may qualify to stop registering altogether as a sex offender if you can obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation or, beginning in 2021, apply under Senate Bill 384, a new law which recently passed, and is more commonly known as the Sex Offender Registration Act.  

This Sex Offender Registration Act, or SB 384, greatly increases who can terminate their sex offender registration requirement by grouping offenders into tiers and allowing different tiers to terminate after a certain number of years.  Certificates of Rehabilitation will no longer work to remove the registration requirement once this bill becomes effective in 2021. However, Certificates of Rehabilitation, though, hard to obtain, can terminate the registration under Penal Code 290 as long as they are granted prior to 2021.  Continue to read below for a summary of who can terminate under the new Act starting in 2021 and who can terminate with a Certificate of Rehabilitation now.

Lifeback Legal is a division of the law firm of Shea M. RandallWe have experience dealing with these issues and we can confidentiality analyze your situation to provide a recommendation for how to terminate the registration requirement.  We routinely complete research for our clients to assist them to know how to handle registration and plan for the future.

Sign up online today or contact our office now to speak with an experienced PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination attorney.

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    THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT
    (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021)

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    SB 384 creates 3 tiers of sex offenders in California.  Many people will be place in Tier 1 and Tier 2 while Tier 3 will be reserved for the worst offenses and repeat offenders.  All registration would be for life, but early termination will be possible for most. For Tier 1 offenders, application can be made to terminate with the court after 10 years.  For Tier 2 offenders, application to the court can be made after 20 years. Tier 3 offenders can apply for termination at 20 years only if the tier classification occurred due to a risk assessment for an offense that would normally be a tier 1 or tier 2 offense.  

    Juvenile offenders who were adjudicated and not convicted of a sex offense can also apply for termination.  Unlike adult offenders, juvenile offenders can apply for termination of registration after 5 and 10 years for Tier 1 and Tier 2 offenses.

    We can assist you by looking at your case to determine which tier your case will be in 2021.  If eligible for termination of registration, we can then assist you in 2021 to attempt removal from the registry.  

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    Depending on the Tier you will be required to register under beginning in 2021, you may be able to terminate your registration all together.


    CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION
    (EFFECTIVE UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2021)


    A Certificate of Rehabilitation is recognition from the court that you are rehabilitated.  If you have a sex offense which is eligible for a Certificate, it will remove the registration requirement.  

    Certificates of Rehabilitation have a high standard to be granted.  Most counties in California require that you obtain a psychological evaluation from a licensed psychologist prior to granting relief.  Courts are generally looking for one of several types of evaluations which grade you on the scale of sexual risk and normalcy.

    To apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, 10 years must have passed since you completed your sentence.  You must also have been a California resident for the past 5 years before applying. The burden of evidence is high, but a Certificate of Rehabilitation also becomes a pardon application if it is granted.

    If you are eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation for a sex offense, you should apply now.  Certificates granted on and after January 1, 2021 will NOT remove a person from the registry, although they will still act as a pardon application.  


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    Lifeback Legal is a division of the law firm of Shea M. RandallWe have experience dealing with these issues and we can confidentiality analyze your situation to provide a recommendation for how to terminate the registration requirement.  We routinely complete research for our clients to assist them to know how to handle registration and plan for the future.

    Sign up online today or contact our office now to speak with an experienced PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination attorney.

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    Sex Offense Registry Termination

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    The entire legal process for a PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination typically takes several months or more, depending on which forms of relief you may qualify for and the legal plan that is best for your specific needs.

    To ensure, then, that you qualify, and to draft a personalized plan of attack, we suggest beginning with an analysis of your case. This will provide you with two things:

    1. The reassurance in knowing that you are eligible for PC 290 relief, and
    2. An attorney’s informed opinion on how to best obtain the relief you deserve.

    The analysis takes 48-72 business hours and costs $250. This cost will then be applied as a credit towards any post-conviction services you qualify for, should you decide to pursue them, and will be available for 4 months from the time you sign up for the analysis. 

    When you sign-up, you will work directly with our founding attorney, Mr. Shea M. Randall. Mr. Randall provides outstanding one-on-one communication with clients to ensure all of your legal needs are met and will be in close contact throughout the entire PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination process.

    Lifeback Legal is a division of the Law Firm of Shea M. Randall, a trusted California Law Firm. We specialize in helping individuals get their life back with California criminal record expungements and federal licensing services. 

    Sign up online today for a case analysis or contact our office at (888) 751-5329 to speak with a PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination lawyer today.

    Get your life back
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    Sign up online today to see if you’re eligible to apply to terminate your registration requirement for your sex offense.

      Experienced PC 290 Sex Offense Registration Termination Attorneys.

      • Case handled by a California licensed attorney.
      • Expedited filing on all case work
      • Affordable, flat fees including attorney fees.
      • Interest-free payment plans.
      • 14-day price matching guarantee.
      Sex Offense Registry Termination

      Need assistance?
      Call (888) 751-5329 for a free 15-minute consultation.