Once you’re listed on the Sex Offender Registry in Massachusetts and you’ve been given a classification level this is not the final word permanently etched in stone. If you’ve been designated as a Level 3 (high risk) or a Level 2 (moderate risk), you can, in the future, apply to get reclassified one or two levels lower all the way down to Level 1 (low risk).

However, a period of time must go by. You can apply to be reclassified every three years, provided that, if you were, in fact, incarcerated for the offense, you must have been released and out in the community for at least 5 years.

In order to apply for a reclassification, 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 more accurate to place you at a lower classification level and include whatever documentation you have to offer.

The petitioner is required to show “changed circumstances” since the last time they were before the board for determination of their classification level.

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09/08/2022 by Said M. Umari

I been out of Jail since October 2010 and I never appealed my sex offender level 3. It's been 12 years since my release and trouble free. Want to hire somone to help me get this matter started and rolling. Feel free to call 413-275-0527.

21/03/2023 by Jimmy L. Thompson, Jr.

Greetings, I have a 1983 conviction of assault with intent to commit rape. I am a 59 years old man, married and father of 7 children and grandfather of 11. I will be celebrating 12 years of sobriety on 11/05/23. I work in the field of addiction, I'm a Recovery Coach. I recently graduate and received my LADC certificate and I am now studying for the mass state exam to be a licensed Drug Counselor. In2014 I graduated a Seminary / Theology Course. I am also the founder and president of a nonprofit organization called S.C.A.T.O.- Second Chance Against The Odds, dba (Boston) I have truly changed my life, I would like a free consultation, about the possibly of obtaining your legal services with lower my level to a 1 or off the registry. Respectfully Submitted, Jimmy L. Thompson, Jr. (774) 946 - 8211

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