“They are all treated the same as a sexually violent predator,” he said.So Wiener this legislative session is carrying a long-gestating proposal that could give some registered sex offenders in California a way off the list.
But if you’re 21 or older and convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old, you can petition only after 10 years.
“Once they hear that the police chiefs, the district attorneys and the rape crisis centers are all supporting and sponsoring the measure, that’s usually enough.” But given the potential challenges of revisiting the issue in 2018 (“Everything’s harder in an election year,” Wiener said), he gutted and amended another of his remaining bills last week to reintroduce the sex offender registry legislation.
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The board issues a recommendation on the petition, which goes back to the judge, who then decides whether or not registrants are likely to reoffend, based on evidence about their criminal record and any treatment they’ve received.
The petition process involves filing fees and potential legal fees.