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I was convicted via plea bargan of criminal sexual conduct

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I was convicted via plea bargan of criminal sexual conduct third degree in the state of Michigan in June of 1994. I served 15 years and discharged off my sentence with no probation or parole. My conviction took place before megans law was active and to my knowledge, megans law wasn't made retroactive so why must I REGISTER as a sex offender for a crime that did not take place in California?
Because the sex offender registration laws are made retroactive by the courts and they are held to be a health and safety issue and not a punishment which is why the state is allowed to impose them retroactively and it does not matter the case did not happen in CA, the state laws mandate registration of sex offenders no matter what state they move to.

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