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Termination of Obligation to Register as a Sex Offender

When a person is convicted of a sexual offense in Massachusetts, he or she will usually be required to register as a sex offender. However, a convicted sex offender may able to terminate his or her registration obligation by filing a written motion with the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB). Massachusetts law provides that certain persons required to register with the board may be eligible to terminate the obligation upon clear and convincing proof that he or she has not committed a sexual offense within the 10 years following the conviction, adjudication, or release from custody or supervision (whichever occurs last) and is not likely to pose a danger to the safety of others. While certain offenders may never terminate the obligation to register (including those convicted of two or more Wetterling offenses on different occasions, those convicted of a sexually violent offense, and those who have been determined to be sexually violent predators), termination is a viable option for others who wish to be relieved of burdensome and often embarrassing sex offender registration requirement. In reviewing an application to terminate one’s registration requirement, the Sex Offender Registry Board will consider various factors including increased stability in one’s way of life, the risk of recidivism, and one’s background and personal characteristics. If you think that you may be eligible to terminate your obligation to register as a sex offender, you should explore your options by contacting an experienced criminal lawyer.

What Can I Do to Terminate My Obligation to Register as a Sex Offender in Massachusetts?

Hiring the right lawyer is always the first step to remedying criminal legal problems. But when it comes to sex offender registration requirements you will need a bit more. The SORB is more inclined to make favorable decisions when it can rely on the representations of a professional in making its decision. I don’t mean a lawyer but someone with experience evaluating and counseling sex offenders. The SORB likes to have something concrete before it like the report of a forensic psychologist who specializes on sex crimes. They will also want to hear testimony from that professional the hearing. We strongly recommend anyone trying to terminate his or her registration requirement in Massachusetts to consult with such a profession in addition to the lawyer. We have several local psychologists we engage to assist us with this process and their work has helped us achieve optimal results.

Experienced Massachusetts Sex Crimes Attorney: 617-263-6800

If you are a person who is currently obligated to register as a sex offender and think that you might be eligible for termination of such obligation, call Attorney Stephen Neyman. Depending on the circumstances, Attorney Neyman may be able to petition the Sex Offender Registry Board on your behalf and obtain relief for you. As he has been practicing criminal law for more than 20 years, Attorney Neyman has extraordinary expertise. He is well-known and highly-respected throughout Massachusetts for his smart and aggressive representation and his extensive record of success. While his firm is based in Boston, Attorney Neyman represents clients from all across the state. If you would like to speak with him, call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. at 617-263-6800 or contact us online today. You can reach the office 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

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