Many people required to register in Colorado are permitted to seek permission from the Court for Removal from the Sex Offender Registration / Deregistration Registry, C.R.S. 16-22-113. Sex Offenders living in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas County, or anywhere in of Colorado, must meet specific criteria in the statute before Courts will consider the request for Deregistration. It is important to understand that just because someone meets the guidelines, they cannot automatically stop registering. The Sex Offender must be granted permission to stop registering after completing the Deregistration process.
Judges are very cautious about granting a Petition to Deregister. One reason for the hesitation is that their job depends on public perception. Judges do not want to appear in news articles along with a Sex Offender they released from the registration requirements if the Sex Offender reoffends. It is important to not only meet the criteria for removal from the Sex Offender Registration / Deregistration registry, but also to provide the judge other reasons why she should grant the petition. We know how to help judges make the right decision by providing supporting documents from Probation Officers, Sex Offender Treatment Providers, and others professionals that know the Sex Offender. We then present your case in a way to help judges justify their decision and avoid blame if something goes wrong.
If you are required to register as a Sex Offender, the best way to know if we can help is by calling and talking to us about your specific situation. Knowing if you qualify for consideration for removal can be complicated. The class of crime, type of Sex Offense, and your age play a significant part in determining your eligibility to deregister. It is also important to know how long it has been since you were released from the Court’s jurisdiction (when you came off probation or parole). Finally, your victim’s position on the deregistration is useful.
Laws concerning Sex Offender Registration and Deregistration often change. This is due in part to lawmakers wanting to be seen as tough on sex crimes. That is also why it is critical for those looking to deregister in Jefferson, Adams, Weld County, or anywhere in Colorado, get advice from a lawyer who is up to date on the law and who will work hard for you.
At O’Malley Law Office, P.C. we understand your desire to be freed from the stigma of Sex Offender Registration. Our experienced attorneys are ready to talk discretely with you about your situation and answer your questions on this important decision. Call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.