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Can I Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry Early in Ohio?

All 50 states in the U.S. have registries for those who have been convicted of sex crimes. Both state and federal law mandate registries to contain information that publically identifies individuals convicted of sexual offenses, such as rape, sexual assault, and molestation. Generally, the public can view the following information about convicted sex offenders:

  • Their current address
  • Their place of employment or where they go to school
  • Their mug shot
  • Specific information regarding their conviction
  • Their registered vehicles

Convicted sex offenders have to adhere a series of reporting requirements, possibly for their entire life. Although sex offender registries provide the public with important information that can help keep people safe, some feel they are too restrictive and complicated. For one, being on a sex offender registry can hinder a person’s ability to find a job or place to live. This is why those who have been convicted of sex crimes often ask us if they can have their name removed from the sex offender registry early in the state of Ohio.

The minimum registration duration for sex offenders in the state of Ohio is 15 years. However, an offender can petition the court to remove them from the registry after 10 years. Examples of when a sex offender might be eligible for early removal include:

  • The offender is convicted of a relatively minor crime
  • The offender is a  juvenile convicted of an offense that is related to consensual relations or a minor crime
  • The offender appeals their case and is awarded a reversal
  • The offender successfully completes a deferred adjudication program

If a sex offender meets the eligibility criteria, they will need to file a petition for removal with the court. The judge overseeing your case will review your request and issue their decision. Sex offenders seeking early removal must show they have been rehabilitated and demonstrate behavior that shows they are no longer likely to commit sexual offenses in the future.

Get Help with Your Sex Offender Case Today

If you have been convicted of a sex crime and want to have your name removed from the sex offender registry, our skilled team of attorneys can help you. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC we have become well known throughout Dayton for the innovative and aggressive approach we take to every case we handle. Our legal team is prepared to help you restore your reputation.

Give us a call today at (937) 685-7006 to schedule an appointment with our Dayton sex crimes attorneys.


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