GETTING OFF NY’S SORA
Under current NY laws, only certain sex offenders can petition for removal from NY SORA. In order to petition the court, sex offenders must be classified as a level 2 risk and must not be classified as a sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender. In addition, the petitioner must have been on the registry for at least 30 years. The person must also prove they are a low risk to re-offend. Furthermore, the risk to public safety must be so low that verification is no longer needed.
BOARD SUBMITS A RECOMMENDATION TO THE COURT
After an eligible registrant petitions for relief from NY SORA, the court forwards the petition to the Board. They also request an updated recommendation about the sex offender.
Before the Board makes its recommendation on removal from NY SORA, the registrant has an opportunity to submit any information the person thinks is relevant to the Board’s risk assessment.
The Board will submit a recommendation about the registrant to the court, with a copy to the sex offender, the sex offender’s attorney, and the prosecutor (District Attorney, “DA”).
HEARING FOR REMOVAL FROM NY SORA
The DA and the registrant will submit evidence about whether the court should remove the registrant from NY SORA. Eligible registrants may petition the court for removal of NY SORA once every two years.
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