Who is Subject to the Registration Requirements? When Must an Offender Register? Otherwise, resident offenders shall register within three business days of release from a jail or prison, or upon arrival in a county to live, outside a jail or prison. Registration should be with the sheriff in the county in which the offender resides.
Registration should be with the sheriff of the county where the offender works or attends school. How Long after Conviction Must an Offender Remain Registered The length of time that an offender must remain on the registry depends on what type of offender they are.
Some of the offenders are subject to the registration requirements under Part 2 of the Article 27A and others are subject to the registration requirements under Part 3 of Article 27A. As you would expect, the requirements for offenders who register under Part 3 are more stringent.
Part 3 of Article 27A: To see what constitutes an aggravated offense, go to G. Offenders registering under Part 3 of Article 27A must maintain registration for life and must verify their current residence every 90 days. These offenders are not eligible to file a petition for termination unless the conviction is reversed, vacated, set aside, or granted an unconditional pardon of innocence. Part 2 of Article 27A,: Such petitions may be filed in superior court 10 years after the initial county registration in North Carolina.
Part 2 Offenders and Requirements to be Eligible to Petition the Court for Termination of Registration Ten years from the date of initial county registration in North Carolina, a person who is required to register under Part 2 with the exception of those offenders who are also subject to Part 3 may petition the superior court to terminate his or her registration requirements. If the reportable conviction is from North Carolina, the petition shall be filed in the district where the person was convicted.
At least three weeks before the termination hearing, the district attorney in the district in which the petition is filed shall be given notice of the petition. Termination of registration is completely in the discretion of the court. The court may grant relief if it finds all of the following: The petitioner has not been arrested for any crime that would require registration under Article 27A since completing the sentence.
Nevertheless, federal statutes appear to apply indirectly by virtue of G. With this being said, SORNA is very detailed and it would be best to contact an attorney to discuss the requirements and whether or not you have met those requirements.
The petitioner is not a current or potential threat to public safety. If the court denies the termination of registration, the person may file a petition one year from the date of the order denying the termination. Contacting our law firm does not imply any form of attorney-client relationship.