PETITION TO LOWER SORA LEVEL:
New York registrants may petition the court to lower their SORA level or have a SORA reduction.
First, the offender must prove to the court why he/she should receive a modification. Then, the District Attorney may appeal a court’s reduction of a sex offender’s notification level. If the court does not grant a modification, the registrant may file another petition the next year. A registrant may file a petition for SORA reduction once per year.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S PETITION TO INCREASE LEVEL OF NOTIFICATION:
The D.A. may also file a petition to increase a registrant’s SORA level if two criteria are met:
- 1) The offender has been convicted of a new crime or has violated one or more conditions of probation, parole, or post-release supervision,
- 2) The conduct of the new crime or violation indicates an increased risk of committing another sex offense.
In these cases, the D.A. must prove why the offender’s notification level deserves modification.
However, if the court grants the SORA modification and increases public notification, the offender may appeal the decision.
HOW MAYNARD LAW OFFICE, LLC CAN HELP:
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