For many people who have been convicted of a sex crime, the requirement to file with the local sex offender registry can have the greatest impact on their lives and their future. The registry shows basic information, as well as the nature of the crime you’ve been convicted of. This means that anyone in the public can see a general description of your conviction. If the description is vague, people can easily jump to conclusions about you without the facts.
There are legal steps you can take to petition to reduce the sex offense level that is listed on the registry.
Assistance in Successfully Petitioning to Reduce Sex Offense Level
The attorneys at the Brill Legal Group have a great deal of experience in the details of Megan’s Law and its implications for our clients. We routinely appear in court throughout New York State to assist our clients in obtaining the appropriate registration level under SORA, and we understand the nuances in the law and how it is applied by prosecutors, judges and the New York Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders.
Recently, a decision involving a case we won for one of our clients was featured in the New York Law Journal and published in the official state case reporter. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office argued that our client was a pedophile who deserved a Level 3 designation. We successfully argued against labeling him a sexually violent predator and against any upward modification.
If you or a loved one faces a similar situation, we would be happy to consult with you about how we can help lower the sex offender level. Please call our law offices today at 888-309-8876.