How To Get Removed From The California Sex Offender Registry

The SB 384 laws brought about changes as to the timeframe in which sex offenders would be required to register. Moreover, registrable sex crimes are categorized into three tiers. You have to have completed the mandatory registration period for your record to be removed from the state sex offender registry.

Tier one sex offenders are required to register for ten years, and only at the lapse of this period can they have their record removed from the register. Tier two sex offenders are required to register for 20 years. Finally, tier three sex offenders are required to register and are subject to a lifetime period of registration and thus cannot have their record removed from the register.

The SB 384 is the same law that allows sex offenders to petition the court to have their records removed from the register as well as to release them from the requirement of having to report to the California Sex Offender Registry. Before enacting this Bill, sex offenders were required to register for life. The new law brought about registration changes.

Removal from the Megan Law Website

While the main requirement before petitioning to have your name removed from the sex offender registry is completing the required registration period, you can apply to have your name removed from the Megan Law website by simply submitting a Megan’s Law Exclusion Form to the California Department of Justice.

Furthermore, a person can ask for removal from the sex offender registry website if they were convicted of:

  • Sexual battery by restraint according to PC 243.4a; or
  • Annoying or molesting a child under PC 647.6

For such removal from the sex offender registry website, one has to obtain the following:

  • A certificate of rehabilitation; or
  • An expungement

Furthermore, a convicted sex offender may also ask for removal in the following instances:

  • Where the crime committed does not involve penetration or oral copulation;
  • If the victim was the accused’s child, stepchild, grandchild, or sibling; and
  • If they have completed the probation period of the offense.

For one’s request for exclusion to be allowed, she or he must not be deemed a sexually violent predator; otherwise, the court will deny their request despite meeting the above criteria. Also, the removal of one’s name from the website does not take away the requirement to register as a sex offender. To see indepth articles about 290, go to our 290 Hero site

Criminal Defense Heroes, P.C. has a team of the best defense attorneys the Golden State has to offer. Not only are we experienced in defending sex crimes, but we also ensure our clients get the best possible outcome from their cases. If you need help removing your name from the registry, call the experts at (323)529-3660 to book an appointment.