Criminal Defense Attorneys and Sex Offender Deregistration: How We Help
Here at Sawyer Legal Group, we have been blessed in our success helping clients with Sex Offender Deregistration in Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson County. The courts in Colorado have a harsh view of sex offenders, so successful petitions are reasons to celebrate. Let's look at the specifics related to deregistration, and how the top criminal defense attorneys at our office convince judges to deregister our clients.
We know how to convince judges to deregister our clients.
We Know What Judges are Looking For in Jefferson County
The lawyers at Sawyer Legal Group have decades of combined experience – they know how the court system works. When a person petitions the court to deregister as a sex offender in Jefferson County, there are a few things judges are looking for before they grant the petition.
Support from Interested Parties
A few examples would be input from:
- The Victim
- The Prosecutor (District Attorney)
- The Probation Officer
- Treatment Professionals
- The Parole Officer
If you get the approval of any of these people before you petition the court for Sex Offender Deregistration, it can have a positive impact on your success. If a judge allows a sex offender to deregister in Arapahoe, El Paso, or Clear Creek County, and then this person reoffends, he can refer to the multiple people who supported his or her decision. Judges must rely on professional and community members. They can't go out and get to know each petitioner. So, it is reasonable for them to want the input of other people who know more about a situation than they do.
Public Consideration in Arapahoe County – Whether or Not the Public Need to Know Where an Offender Lives
Next, the judge will consider the public's right to know if a sex offender is living nearby in Aurora, and weigh it against the sex offender's right to privacy. In order to make the judge's decision easier, it is wise to provide evidence illustrating how sex offender registration is hurting our client. Identifying issues such as problems getting a job or housing in Centennial, conflict with neighbors in Englewood, and the negative social stigma associated with registration, is all important to explain to the judge. Our best sex crimes defense attorneys work hard to show to the court that the public doesn't need to know an offender lives in the area. We know the importance of minimizing risk to the judge and the public in Arapahoe County.
We work to establish your low risk to re-offend.
How Our Sex Crimes Attorneys Illustrate a Person's Low Risk to Reoffend in Douglas County
The court's decision about whether or not to allow a sex offender to deregister is based mainly on whether or not they are a risk to the community. Because of this, we know it's important to illustrate a person's low risk to reoffend in Douglas County.
Completed Risk Assessment
In some cases, we find it is best to have a risk assessment completed before the deregistration hearing – if it is helpful to our client's case, we use this in court. The judge and District Attorney are able to see a professional opinion on our client.
Support from the Community
Another way we can minimize risk is to find friends who can testify about a person's credibility and character. For example, a woman testifying that she allows her children to play with our client's children at his house in Castle Rock without any qualms about safety, or a friend who has known our client for many years and can testify about his character are both good options.
Time is extremely beneficial when a judge is considering a petition to discontinue sex offender registration. If a person hasn't reoffended for 5 to 10 years, it illustrates the low level of risk to the public and court. If a person has continued to get into trouble in Parker or Lone Tree, they shouldn't waste their time petitioning the court. Judges don't want to risk their careers by allowing a high-risk person to deregister.
Sex Offender Deregistration in Adams County: Why You Need a Lawyer
If you want to petition the court to deregister as a sex offender in Adams County or Boulder County, it is wise to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. We have decades of combined experience in the courtroom, and we specialize in sex crimes. We know exactly what judges are looking for when it comes to petitions to deregister, and we have a passion for the rights of our clients. Don't stand alone in court and speak on your own behalf – work with an experienced lawyer who will be your advocate. We fight to win.