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Unfortunately, I do not have any good news for you and your options in this situation are extremely limited.
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Basically, the Sex Registration law that was implemented in 1996 is absolutely legal and is not considered a "double jeopardy".
Also, each state has implemented its own sex registration laws, which have different registration requirement for different level convicted sex offenders.
So, basically, for someone in a situation similar to your, there would only be two options.
In order to no longer be subject to sex offender registration and they are as follows:
1) To set aside the 1998 conviction.
Yes, but the courts new about it at the time of sentenceing
2) To file petition for full Governor's Pardon in NY and if granted, you would be forgiven for the sex crime you were convicted of, and would no longer be subject to the registration as a sex offender.
Unfortunately, it is a responsibility of each person convicted of a sex related crime to comply with sex offender registration and the courts do not have to inform defendant of such requirements.
Also, failure to comply with sex offender registration, can subject the person convicted of a sex offense to new felony charge and potentially to prison time.
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I understand thst and im in full compliance. Withvall registies
Unfortunately, this has happened to thousands of sex offenders who might not have been aware of the sex offender registration requirement and I am glad to hear that you are currently in full compliance, as unfortunately many sex offenders suffered criminal felony convictions, simply due to not being aware of the registration requirements.
When im off the registry in New York. How can texas make me keep registering
Basically, it is very difficult to set aside a conviction which took place 15 years ago in NY, however you can file a petition for a full pardon and if granted, you would be released from any disabilities that you suffer due to this conviction.
Not if you obtain a full pardon in NY
Then, the conviction can no longer be used against you anywhere in the US
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Each state has its own sex offender registration laws
So for example in Texas and California you would be subject to lifetime registration for sex crime conviction, which might not even require you to register in another state.
But if you obtain a full pardon, then you would not be subject to registration any longer anywhere in the US
Yes,it makes since how do i file or get a pardon
I would strongly suggest that you do hire a local NY post-conviction relief attorney to help you file your full pardon petition, as you will only have one shot at it and you want to make sure that it is done right and with the highest chance of success.
Here is the link to the NYS Department of Corrections which explain the process of seeking a full pardon from the governor:
Yes,im a low risk level 1 i know some states dont require low ridk offenders to register in there state.
It varies greatly from state to state.
With California and Texas being the toughest.
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I plan on movine to washington state will they require me to register there i know i willl still jave to in newNew yorkYork.
It appears that Washington state also requires a lifetime registration of level 1 sex offenders
However, they do not make registration public for level 1 and 2 sex offenders
Except for people who are entitled to such information under the law
After my 20 years are up in new york how do i get Washington and texas to relaese me or take me off there registry
I already told you the answer.
You would have to obtain a full pardon from the governor of NY
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