If you are convicted of a DUI in Oklahoma, you can typically take legal action to have your record expunged, which can effectively clear the court record of your plea and sentence and/or your criminal record with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Unfortunately, sex offenses that require compliance with the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration …
If you are convicted of a DUI in Oklahoma, you can typically take legal action to have your record expunged, which can effectively clear the court record of your plea and sentence and/or your criminal record with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Unfortunately, sex offenses that require compliance with the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act are not eligible for expungement under Oklahoma law. There is, however, an opportunity for certain individuals convicted of an Oklahoma sex crime to “deregister” from the Sex Offender Registry, thereby removing the restrictive requirements imposed upon them by the Sex Offenders Registration Act. If you have been convicted of a sex crime in Oklahoma, and you think you might be eligible for deregistration, contact our qualified sex offender deregistration attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today.
Deregistration Requirements for Tier 1 Sex Offenders
There are two circumstances in which a convicted sex offender may be able to apply for deregistration from the Sex Offender Registry. Individuals who received a Tier 1 sex offender registration requirement may be able to apply for deregistration to remove themselves from the Sex Offender Registry, at which point they would no longer be subject to the requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. In order to be eligible for deregistration, the individual must currently be considered a Tier 1 Sex Offender; must have been registered for a period of 10 years or more; and must not have been arrested or convicted of any felony or misdemeanor offense since his or her release.
Deregistration for Oklahoma Rape Offenders
In addition, individuals who were added to the Sex Offender Registry because of an Oklahoma statutory rape charge, and who fit certain other requirements, may apply to have their Sex Offender Registration requirements removed. In order to do so, the individual must have been convicted of an Oklahoma rape by instrumentation or first- or second-degree rape charge; must have been required to register as a sex offender solely because of this violation; and must not have been more than four years older than the victim (who was between 14 and 17) at the time of the violation. Furthermore, in order for this individual to apply for deregistration, the District Attorney must not object to this action, and the removal of the Registration requirement must not conflict with Federal law.
Contact Our Sex Offender Deregistration Attorneys Today
While an expungement for an Oklahoma criminal offense clears the individual’s court and criminal records, deregistration is merely the process of removing oneself from the Department of Correction’s Sex Offender Registry. Although sex offender deregistration will not remove the Oklahoma sex crime from your permanent record, it can help remove the negative stigma associated with sex offender registration in Oklahoma. If you have been convicted of an Oklahoma sex crime and you think you might be eligible for deregistration, contact our knowledgeable sex offender deregistration lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. With our skilled attorneys on your side, you can protect your legal rights under Oklahoma law and work to restore some normalcy to your life.