Once again, Stowers & Sarcone, PLC, has secured the successful removal of a very deserving client from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry!
REQUIREMENTS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE IOWA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
The Sex Offender Registry is a collateral consequence of most sex-offense related convictions. It often leads to a lifetime of stigma, unemployment and depression. So, in 2010 the Iowa Legislature created Iowa Code Section 692A.128 . 692A.128 sets out a procedure for applying to the Iowa District Court for removal from the Sex Offender Registry. If the Registrant meets certain threshold requirements, removal becomes possible. Once the requirements for removal are met, the removal question is up to the discretion of the Judge. Since, the decision is up to the discretion of the District Court, it is important to present a strong case for removal. Strong cases include persons who have limited criminal history, steady work, letters of recommendation and community support, few or no registry violations, etc.
Last Wednesday, February 1, 2017, after presenting a very strong case to the Iowa District Court in and For Polk County, the Court ruled in our client’s favor. Within a day, our client was no longer listed on the Sex Offender Registry. The firm has several more cases pending in District Court’s across Iowa.
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The stigma of being on the Sex Offender Registry does not need to last a lifetime. Stowers & Sarcone can help you get off the sex offender registry. It takes time, effort and good legal work but it is possible for you to live a stigma free life. Let us help you get off the Sex Offender Registry and get your life back! Call us at (515) 224-7446.