Being on the sex offender registry can ruin your reputation. Wisconsin’s laws regarding who is required to register as a sex offender are broad, but in certain cases there are ways to have your name removed from the registry.
Having your name successfully removed from the sex offender registry could be a life changing experience. However, the laws are complex. Working with an attorney experienced in sex crime law affords you the best chance to have your name removed.
If your conviction has been overturned, either because charges were withdrawn or your case was successfully appealed, all punishments will be eliminated including the requirement to register as a sex offender. This is the best-case scenario if you want to have your name removed from the registry.
Applying for an exemption is possible under certain circumstances. If the crime involved a minor without the use of force or threat, the minor was older than 12, and the defendant was under 18 and within four years of the age of the victim, there is a possibility for an exception. Getting an exemption involves a petition process where a court must determine that the defendant is not a threat to public safety.
The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates have a record of success in achieving positive outcomes for people accused of sex crimes, including having charges dismissed or reduced, successfully appealing convictions, and getting clients’ names removed from the sex offender registry.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can help you get your life back.