Paper on Terminating Sex Offender Registration

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For a recent teaching session, I prepared an outline on terminating sex offender registration. I thought it might be helpful to a broader audience, so I posted it here [I updated the paper on July 24, 2017 to reflect a change made by S.L. 2017-158 regarding the proper venue for a petition by a person on the registry for a federal conviction].

The outline covers the requisite statutory procedures for hearings on petitions to terminate, including a summary of the findings a court must make before granting a petition. It also incorporates an updated version of the SORNA tier chart I posted a few weeks ago. (The changes are minimal. I added a note to the CRIMES column to make clear that federal tiering standards apply to attempts and conspiracies, too.)

2 comments on “Paper on Terminating Sex Offender Registration

  1. If House Bill 236 (http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H236v5.pdf) is signed into law, I will update this outline to indicate the proper venue for a petition by a person on the registry for a federal crime committed in North Carolina. (It would be the district of residence, not the district of conviction.)

  2. Did it pass with that language? I looked at the bill that was ratified and didn’t see anything related to the sex offender registry, but I might have missed it.

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