It is possible to completely get off the Sex Offender Registry in Massachusetts after you’ve been on it for a number of years. Depending on the offense, some people are designated to be on the registry for life while others must be on it for 20 years. However, only if you’re scheduled to be on the registry for 20 years, can you apply for early termination at halftime after 10 years. That is 10 years after conviction, adjudication, release from custody, or supervision such as probation – whichever occurs last.

To qualify, you must not have committed another sex offense within those years since your conviction. The burden of proof is on the Sex Offender Registry Board to prove by clear and convincing proof the appropriateness of your remaining on the Registry. The sex offender does, however, retain an initial burden of production to introduce evidence of changed circumstances showing that he or she “does not pose a risk to reoffend or a danger to the public.” The offender needs to come up with “new information” of a decreased risk of reoffense or degree of dangerousness since the last time you were before the board for determination of your classification level or the last time you requested early termination if you ever did so.

In order to apply for an early termination, you must make the request in writing. Then you have a choice – either request an actual hearing before the board or simply submit in writing the reasons why it would be appropriate to terminate your obligation and include whatever documentation you have to offer.

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29/04/2021 by Steve Nichols

I am writing for a friend of mine he has MS he cannot get into subsidize housing from being a level three he has had no troubles in over 20 years I can transport him to meet with you at your leisure I can also assure you he is not a threat to anybody in any way shape or form my telephone number is 603-583-3556

18/05/2021 by Vetzaly

Am in a relationship with a tip 3 sex offender and I have 3 kids and my mom wants to take my kids away for that but he is not a threat to anybody in any shape or form and I want answers to defend my self

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01/10/2021 by Jeffrey Cohen

When I first took a plea arrangement there was no sex offender list this was changed after I did my jail time I think about two years I was sentenced in 1989 I have never been in that situation again and never will be. I am unable to keep a position once they check my background. I would like to be able to live what I have left.

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