Canu Torrice Law gets Defendant's names removed and expunged off Michigan's Sex Offender Registry for CSC Criminal Sexual Conduct "Romeo and Juliet" Crimes for Underage Consensual Sex Convictions

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At Canu Torrice Law our attorneys have been waiting for a remedy of this illogical and unfair law places Defendant’s names on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for consentual underage sex for Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) convictions.  Now the attorneys at Canu Torrice Law can finally hep all the Michigan teenage Defendants who have been unjustly prosecuted and convicted of having consensual sex with a female (or male) between the age of 13 and 16, who are not more than 4 years older than the underage person, have an opprotunity to expunge themselves from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry with the attorneys at Canu Torrice Law. The lawyers at our Michigan sex crime defense law firm have always strived to campaign and zealously defend against such unfair and opressive laws for years, and now our attorneys finally have a remedy for convicted CSC Defendants for consensual underage sex.

Under Governer Rick Snyder’s recent legislation, many teenagers cited for having consensual sex with minors no longer would be listed on Michigan’s sex offender registry.

The governor signed the sex offender registry bills just this past Tuesday April 12, 2011 to comply with federal law.  Under the measures, young CSC offenders will no longer be listed for having consensual sex with partners who were between the ages of 13 and 16, provided the offender was not more than four years older than the victim.  The new Michigan law allows for lawyers to petition the Courts to let those young offenders currently on the Michigan Sex Offender rRegistry be taken off if a court determines the sex was consensual.

Canu Torrice Law has been waiting for such sensible legislation for a long time, and now we are ready to petition the Courts on behalf of our clients to remove their names from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry that literally ruins their lives, and labels them as a “sex offender” for nothing more than consentual sex.

Call Canu Torrice Law today for a free consultation and we will begin the process of removing your name from Michigan’s Sex OffenderRegistry.

Peter A. Torrice

& Torrice, PLLC/ Canu Torrice Law

(586) 285-1700

www.AllLegalMatters.com

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  1. Peter A. Torrice on April 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm said:

    The new Michigan legislation which will allow underage sex offenders to be exempt from registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, and will allow those already convicted an opprotunity to have their name removed from the Sex Offender Registry for these “Romeo and Juliet” consensual underage sex crimes is due to take effect July 1, 2011. At Canu Torrice Law we have already started the process of preparing and filing the motions for our clients who have been subject to this unfair and oppressive practice over the years to remove and expunge their names from Sex Offender Registry in Michigan within less than a week after this new law was signed.

    The highlights of the provisions of this new Michigan sex offender CSC law are as follows:

    With the exception of one provision in Senate Bill 188, the legislation would take effect July 1, 2011. (That provision would require the Michigan State Police to mail a notice to each individual registered under the current act who is not currently incarcerated in a prison explaining the individual’s duties under the act as amended and would take effect immediately). Senate Bills 188 and 189 are tie-barred to each other and Senate Bill 206 is tie-barred to Senate Bill 189.

    Significant changes to the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) by Senate Bills 188 and 189 include the following:

    Offenses requiring registration

    The new statute will redefine “listed offense” to instead mean a Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III offense, with Tier I being the least serious, and define those terms.

    The new Michigan sex offender law will require a registration period of 15 years for a Tier I offense, 25 years for a Tier II offense, and life for a Tier III offense.

    The new Michigan sex offender registration law will require Tier I offenders to report annually, Tier II offenders to report twice a year, and Tier III offenders to report quarterly.

    Most importantly, the new Michigan CSC Sex Offender Registration law will EXCLUDE FROM CERTAIN TIER II OFFENSES CONSENSUAL INCIDENTS INVOLVING A MINOR VICTIM WHO WAS AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE BUT LESS THAN 16 IF THE ACTOR WAS NOT MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLDER, AND ALSO CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING A MINOR VICTIM WHO WAS 16 OR 17 YEARS OF AGE AND WHO WAS NOT UNDER THE CUSTODIAL AUTHORITY OF THE ACTOR AT THE TIME OF THE VIOLATION. DEFINE “CUSTODIAL AUTHORITY”.

    This Michigan sex offender law will also EXCLUDE FROM CERTAIN TIER III OFFENSES CONSENSUAL INCIDENTS INVOLVING A MINOR VICTIM WHO WAS AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE BUT LESS THAN 16 IF THE ACTOR WAS NOT MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLDER.

    Significant modifications to the Sex Offender Law include law enforcement and public databases, which shall:
    • Exclude from inclusion on the public database certain registered juvenile offenders, an individual registered solely for being the subject of an order of disposition or other adjudication in a juvenile matter in another state or country, or an individual registered solely because he or she had been convicted of a single Tier I offense.

    The new sex offender resgistration law also allows for attorneys to petition the Court on behalf of their clients to discontinue registration and allow an individual to petition, and a court to grant the petition, to discontinue registration under the act if certain criteria have been met, such as completing an approved sex offender treatment program and not being convicted of any felony or listed offense since conviction or release from incarceration. A Tier I offender could petition 10 years or more after conviction or release from prison, whichever was later. Certain Tier III juvenile offenders could petition after 25 or more years from the date of adjudication or release from confinement, which ever occurred last.

    The new Michigan sex offender CSC law will also ALLOW CERTAIN JUVENILE TIER I, II, OR III OFFENDERS (“ROMEO AND JULIET” CASES) TO PETITION, AND A COURT TO GRANT THE PETITION, WITH NO WAITING PERIOD.

    Canu Torrice Law will lead the charge to remove the requirements of certain qualified CSC offenders from having to continue registration on Michigan’s Sex Offender’s Registry, effectively giving them the opprotunity to put their past behind them once and for all.

    If you have any questions on this new law, or you wish to have our attorneys petition the court to remove your name from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry database, contact the lawyers at Canu Torrice Law today!

    PETER A. TORRICE
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

  2. Peter A. Torrice on April 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

    We have been receving a lot of phone calls at our office inquiring as to what the new resistration requirements for sex offenders in Michigan means under Michigan’s new sex offender registration act. This sex offender law for registration of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) offenders in Michigan changes many of the requirements of the old law.

    Here are some main points to take from the new Michigan sex offender registration act registration requirements:

    There are three (3) tiers of offenders under the Michigan sex offender registration act: Under the current law everyone with a qualifying sex offense is placed on the same sex offender registry for Michigan. Under the new system, first-tier offenders like those convicted of indecent exposure and other lesser charges will not be listed on the public registry at all. Second-tier registration is now for a period of 25 years and includes offenses like child pornography offenses. And third-tier offenders are considered the most serious and the new sex offender registration requirement is LIFETIME registation.

    Under the new law, the true Romeo & Juliet type cases are safe from registration: Under the new Michigan sex offender registration laws, all youthful “teenage lover” offenders will no longer will be listed on the registry for having consensual sex with partners between the ages of 13 and 15, provided the offender was not more than four years older than their underage lover. It is important to note that although qualified young offenders under this new sex offender law in Michigan are safe from the being placed on the Michigan sex offender registry, it is nonetheless still illegal for anyone under 16 years old to have sex in Michigan.

    The one inportant thing to note is that although registration for new Romeo & Juliet offenders convicted after July 1, 2011 will not be required to register their name in the Michgan sex offender registry, those who are currently on the registry for a prior conviction ARE NOT removed. Rather, anyone who was previously convicted before July 1, 2011 for a Criminal Sexula Conduct (CSC) charge in Michigan for consensual sex with an underage partner offenders must file a motion with the court where there conviction occured to petition the judge to have their name potentially removed from the Michigan Sex Offender Registry list . . . they are not automatically entitled to have their name removed.

    Therefore, it is very important that a person who is eligible to have their name removed from the sex offender list in Michigan retain an attorney to carefully and convincingly present their case to the court through the filing of an appropriate motion. At Canu Torrice Law, we have already been retained by clients to file such motions after July 1, 2011.

    If you have been previously convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) for statutory rape involving consensual sex with an underage partner and are required to register as a sex offender in Michigan as a result, you are eligible under this new sex offender law to have your name removed from Michigan’s sex offender registry. Contact our law firm today and we can begin the process of giving you your life back and petitioning the court to remove your name from this sex offender registry.

    PETER A. TORRICE
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

  3. Kahlil on May 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

    I am so happy attorneys like the ones at your law firm on on top of this issue helping people get off that sex offense registry in michigan where young adults who are just having sex like we all did at that age dont have their lives ruined because they are just being normal sexually active teenagers. Thank you for fighting for common sense and reason!

  4. George on May 13, 2011 at 1:30 am said:

    I will call your law office tomorrow thank you so much for this info. I need my name of the sex offense registry I was convicted for having sex with my girlfriend when I was 17 and this has been terrible for the past 10 years.

  5. Peter A. Torrice on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 am said:

    Here is a copy of the new Michigan sex offender registration legislation, effective July 1, 2011:

    Act No. 18

    Public Acts of 2011

    Approved by the Governor

    April 12, 2011

    Filed with the Secretary of State

    April 12, 2011

    EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

    STATE OF MICHIGAN

    96TH LEGISLATURE

    REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

    Introduced by Senators Pavlov, Jones, Pappageorge, Nofs and Proos

    ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 189

    AN ACT to amend 1994 PA 295, entitled “An act to require persons convicted of certain offenses to register; to prohibit certain individuals from engaging in certain activities within a student safety zone; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registration; and to prescribe fees, penalties, and sanctions,” by amending sections 6, 7, 8, 8c, 8d, 9, and 10 (MCL 28.726, 28.727, 28.728, 28.728c, 28.728d, 28.729, and 28.730), section 6 as amended by 1996 PA 494, section 7 as amended by 2004 PA 237, section 8 as amended and sections 8c and 8d as added by 2004 PA 240, section 9 as amended by 2005 PA 132, and section 10 as amended by 2006 PA 46, and by adding section 8a; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

    The People of the State of Michigan enact:

    Sec. 6. (1) The officer, court, or agency registering an individual or receiving or accepting a registration under section 4 or receiving notice under section 5(1) shall provide the individual with a copy of the registration or notification at the time of registration or notice.

    (2) The officer, court, or agency registering an individual or receiving or accepting a registration under section 4 or notified of an address change under section 5(1) shall forward the registration or notification to the department in a manner prescribed by the department immediately after registration or notification.

    Sec. 7. (1) Registration information obtained under this act shall be forwarded to the department in the format the department prescribes. Except as provided in section 5b(3), a $50.00 registration fee shall accompany each original registration. All of the following information shall be obtained or otherwise provided for registration purposes:

    (a) The individual’s legal name and any aliases, nicknames, ethnic or tribal names, or other names by which the individual is or has been known. An individual who is in a witness protection and relocation program is only required to use the name and identifying information reflecting his or her new identity in a registration under this act. The registration and compilation databases shall not contain any information identifying the individual’s prior identity or locale.

    (b) The individual’s social security number and any social security numbers or alleged social security numbers previously used by the individual.

    (c) The individual’s date of birth and any alleged dates of birth previously used by the individual.

    (d) The address where the individual resides or will reside. If the individual does not have a residential address, information under this subsection shall identify the location or area used or to be used by the individual in lieu of a residence or, if the individual is homeless, the village, city, or township where the person spends or will spend the majority of his or her time.

    (e) The name and address of any place of temporary lodging used or to be used by the individual during any period in which the individual is away, or is expected to be away, from his or her residence for more than 7 days. Information under this subdivision shall include the dates the lodging is used or to be used.

    (f) The name and address of each of the individual’s employers. For purposes of this subdivision, “employer” includes a contractor and any individual who has agreed to hire or contract with the individual for his or her services. Information under this subsection shall include the address or location of employment if different from the address of the employer. If the individual lacks a fixed employment location, the information obtained under this subdivision shall include the general areas where the individual works and the normal travel routes taken by the individual in the course of his or her employment.

    (g) The name and address of any school being attended by the individual and any school that has accepted the individual as a student that he or she plans to attend. For purposes of this subdivision, “school” means a public or private postsecondary school or school of higher education, including a trade school.

    (h) All telephone numbers registered to the individual or routinely used by the individual.

    (i) All electronic mail addresses and instant message addresses assigned to the individual or routinely used by the individual and all login names or other identifiers used by the individual when using any electronic mail address or instant messaging system.

    (j) The license plate number, registration number, and description of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or vessel owned or regularly operated by the individual and the location at which the motor vehicle, aircraft, or vessel is habitually stored or kept.

    (k) The individual’s driver license number or state personal identification card number.

    (l) A digital copy of the individual’s passport and other immigration documents.

    (m) The individual’s occupational and professional licensing information, including any license that authorizes the individual to engage in any occupation, profession, trade, or business.

    (n) A brief summary of the individual’s convictions for listed offenses regardless of when the conviction occurred, including where the offense occurred and the original charge if the conviction was for a lesser offense.

    (o) A complete physical description of the individual.

    (p) The photograph required under section 5a.

    (q) The individual’s fingerprints if not already on file with the department and the individual’s palm prints. An individual required to be registered under this act shall have his or her fingerprints or palm prints or both taken not later than September 12, 2011 if his or her fingerprints or palm prints are not already on file with the department. The department shall forward a copy of the individual’s fingerprints and palm prints to the federal bureau of investigation if not already on file with that bureau.

    (r) Information that is required to be reported under section 4a.

    (2) A registration shall contain all of the following:

    (a) An electronic copy of the offender’s Michigan driver license or Michigan personal identification card, including the photograph required under this act.

    (b) The text of the provision of law that defines the criminal offense for which the sex offender is registered.

    (c) Any outstanding arrest warrant information.

    (d) The individual’s tier classification.

    (e) An identifier that indicates whether a DNA sample has been collected and any resulting DNA profile has been entered into the federal combined DNA index system (CODIS).

    (f) The individual’s complete criminal history record, including the dates of all arrests and convictions.

    (g) The individual’s Michigan department of corrections number and status of parole, probation, or supervised release.

    (h) The individual’s federal bureau of investigation number.

    (3) The form used for notification of duties under this act shall contain a written statement that explains the duty of the individual being registered to provide notice of changes in his or her registration information, the procedures for providing that notice, and the verification procedures under section 5a.

    (4) The individual shall sign a registration and notice. However, the registration and notice shall be forwarded to the department regardless of whether the individual signs it or pays the registration fee required under subsection (1).

    (5) The officer, court, or an employee of the agency registering the individual or receiving or accepting a registration under section 4 shall sign the registration form.

    (6) An individual shall not knowingly provide false or misleading information concerning a registration, notice, or verification.

    (7) The department shall prescribe the form for a notification required under section 5 and the format for forwarding the notification to the department.

    (8) The department shall promptly provide registration, notice, and verification information to the federal bureau of investigation and to local law enforcement agencies, sheriff’s departments, department posts, and other registering jurisdictions, as provided by law.

    Sec. 8. (1) The department shall maintain a computerized law enforcement database of registrations and notices required under this act. The law enforcement database shall contain all of the following information for each individual registered under this act:

    (a) The individual’s legal name and any aliases, nicknames, ethnic or tribal names, or other names by which the individual is or has been known.

    (b) The individual’s social security number and any social security numbers or alleged social security numbers previously used by the individual.

    (c) The individual’s date of birth and any alleged dates of birth previously used by the individual.

    (d) The address where the individual resides or will reside. If the individual does not have a residential address, information under this subsection shall identify the location or area used or to be used by the individual in lieu of a residence or, if the individual is homeless, the village, city, or township where the individual spends or will spend the majority of his or her time.

    (e) The name and address of any place of temporary lodging used or to be used by the individual during any period in which the individual is away, or is expected to be away, from his or her residence for more than 7 days. Information under this subdivision shall include the dates the lodging is used or to be used.

    (f) The name and address of each of the individual’s employers. For purposes of this subdivision, “employer” includes a contractor and any individual who has agreed to hire or contract with the individual for his or her services. Information under this subsection shall include the address or location of employment if different from the address of the employer.

    (g) The name and address of any school being attended by the individual and any school that has accepted the individual as a student that he or she plans to attend. For purposes of this subdivision, “school” means a public or private postsecondary school or school of higher education, including a trade school.

    (h) All telephone numbers registered to the individual or routinely used by the individual.

    (i) All electronic mail addresses and instant message addresses assigned to the individual or routinely used by the individual and all login names or other identifiers used by the individual when using any electronic mail address or instant messaging system.

    (j) The license plate number or registration number and description of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or vessel owned or regularly operated by the individual and the location at which the motor vehicle, aircraft, or vessel is habitually stored or kept.

    (k) The individual’s driver license number or state personal identification card number.

    (l) A digital copy of the individual’s passport and other immigration documents.

    (m) The individual’s occupational and professional licensing information, including any license that authorizes the individual to engage in any occupation, profession, trade, or business.

    (n) A brief summary of the individual’s convictions for listed offenses regardless of when the conviction occurred, including where the offense occurred and the original charge if the conviction was for a lesser offense.

    (o) A complete physical description of the individual.

    (p) The photograph required under section 5a.

    (q) The individual’s fingerprints and palm prints.

    (r) An electronic copy of the offender’s Michigan driver license or Michigan personal identification card, including the photograph required under this act.

    (s) The text of the provision of law that defines the criminal offense for which the sex offender is registered.

    (t) Any outstanding arrest warrant information.

    (u) The individual’s tier classification and registration status.

    (v) An identifier that indicates whether a DNA sample has been collected and any resulting DNA profile has been entered into the federal combined DNA index system (CODIS).

    (w) The individual’s complete criminal history record, including the dates of all arrests and convictions.

    (x) The individual’s Michigan department of corrections number and the status of his or her parole, probation, or release.

    (y) The individual’s federal bureau of investigation number.

    (2) The department shall maintain a public internet website separate from the law enforcement database described in subsection (1) to implement section 10(2) and (3). Except as provided in subsection (4), the public internet website shall contain all of the following information for each individual registered under this act:

    (a) The individual’s legal name and any aliases, nicknames, ethnic or tribal names, or other names by which the individual is or has been known.

    (b) The individual’s date of birth.

    (c) The address where the individual resides. If the individual does not have a residential address, information under this subsection shall identify the village, city, or township used by the individual in lieu of a residence.

    (d) The address of each of the individual’s employers. For purposes of this subdivision, “employer” includes a contractor and any individual who has agreed to hire or contract with the individual for his or her services. Information under this subsection shall include the address or location of employment if different from the address of the employer.

    (e) The address of any school being attended by the individual and any school that has accepted the individual as a student that he or she plans to attend. For purposes of this subdivision, “school” means a public or private postsecondary school or school of higher education, including a trade school.

    (f) The license plate number or registration number and description of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or vessel owned or regularly operated by the individual.

    (g) A brief summary of the individual’s convictions for listed offenses regardless of when the conviction occurred.

    (h) A complete physical description of the individual.

    (i) The photograph required under this act. If no photograph is available, the department shall use an arrest photograph or Michigan department of corrections photograph until a photograph as prescribed in section 5a becomes available.

    (j) The text of the provision of law that defines the criminal offense for which the sex offender is registered.

    (k) The individual’s registration status.

    (l) The individual’s tier classification.

    (3) The following information shall not be made available on the public internet website described in subsection (2):

    (a) The identity of any victim of the offense.

    (b) The individual’s social security number.

    (c) Any arrests not resulting in a conviction.

    (d) Any travel or immigration document numbers.

    (e) Any electronic mail addresses and instant message addresses assigned to the individual or routinely used by the individual and any login names or other identifiers used by the individual when using any electronic mail address or instant messaging system.

    (f) The individual’s driver license number or state personal identification card number.

    (4) The public internet website described in subsection (2) shall not include the following individuals:

    (a) An individual registered solely because he or she had 1 or more dispositions for a listed offense entered under section 18 of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.18, in a case that was not designated as a case in which the individual was to be tried in the same manner as an adult under section 2d of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.2d.

    (b) An individual registered solely because he or she was the subject of an order of disposition or other adjudication in a juvenile matter in another state or country.

    (c) An individual registered solely because he or she has been convicted of a single tier I offense.

    (5) The compilation of individuals shall be indexed alphabetically by village, city, township, and county, numerically by zip code area, and geographically as determined appropriate by the department.

    (6) The department shall update the public internet website with new registrations, deletions from registrations, and address changes at the same time those changes are made to the law enforcement database described in subsection (1). The department shall make the law enforcement database available to each department post, local law enforcement agency, and sheriff’s department by the law enforcement information network. Upon request by a department post, local law enforcement agency, or sheriff’s department, the department shall provide to that post, agency, or sheriff’s department the information from the law enforcement database in printed form for the designated areas located in whole or in part within the post’s, agency’s, or sheriff’s department’s jurisdiction. The department shall provide the ability to conduct a computerized search of the law enforcement database and the public internet website based upon the name and campus location of an institution of higher education.

    (7) The department shall make the law enforcement database available to a department post, local law enforcement agency, or sheriff’s department by electronic, computerized, or other similar means accessible to the post, agency, or sheriff’s department. The department shall make the public internet website available to the public by electronic, computerized, or other similar means accessible to the public. The electronic, computerized, or other similar means shall provide for a search by name, village, city, township, and county designation, zip code, and geographical area.

    (8) If a court determines that the public availability under section 10 of any information concerning individuals registered under this act violates the constitution of the United States or this state, the department shall revise the public internet website described in subsection (2) so that it does not contain that information.

    (9) If the department determines that an individual has completed his or her registration period, including a registration period reduced by law under the amendatory act that added this subsection, or that he or she otherwise is no longer required to register under this act, the department shall remove the individual’s registration information from both the law enforcement database and the public internet website within 7 days after making that determination.

    (10) If the individual provides the department with documentation showing that he or she is required to register under this act for a violation that has been set aside under 1965 PA 213, MCL 780.621 to 780.624, or that has been otherwise expunged, the department shall note on the public internet website that the violation has been set aside or expunged.

    Sec. 8a. (1) If an individual fails to register or to update his or her registration information as required under this act, the local law enforcement agency, sheriff’s office, or department post responsible for registering the individual or for verifying and updating his or her registration information shall do all of the following immediately after the date the individual was required to register or to update his or her registration information:

    (a) Determine whether the individual has absconded or is otherwise unlocatable.

    (b) If the registering authority was notified by a registration jurisdiction that the individual was to appear in order to register or update his or her registration information in the jurisdiction of the registering authority, notify the department in a manner prescribed by the department that the individual failed to appear as required.

    (c) Revise the information in the registry to reflect that the individual has absconded or is otherwise unlocatable.

    (d) Seek a warrant for the individual’s arrest if the legal requirements for obtaining a warrant are satisfied.

    (e) Enter the individual into the national crime information center wanted person file if the requirements for entering information into that file are met.

    (2) If an individual fails to register or to update his or her registration information as required under this act, the department shall do all of the following immediately after being notified by the registering authority that the individual failed to appear as required:

    (a) Notify that other registration jurisdiction that the individual failed to appear as required.

    (b) Notify the United States marshal’s service in the manner required by the United States marshal’s service of the individual’s failure to appear as required.

    (c) Update the national sex offender registry to reflect the individual’s status as an absconder or as unlocatable.

    Sec. 8c. (1) An individual classified as a tier I offender who meets the requirements of subsection (12) may petition the court under that subsection for an order allowing him or her to discontinue registration under this act.

    (2) An individual classified as a tier III offender who meets the requirements of subsection (13) may petition the court under that subsection for an order allowing him or her to discontinue registration under this act.

    (3) An individual classified as a tier I, tier II, or tier III offender who meets the requirements of subsection (14) or (15) may petition the court under that subsection for an order allowing him or her to discontinue registration under this act.

    (4) This section is the sole means by which an individual may obtain judicial review of his or her registration requirements under this act. This subsection does not prohibit an appeal of the conviction or sentence as otherwise provided by law or court rule. A petition filed under this section shall be filed in the court in which the individual was convicted of committing the listed offense. However, if the conviction occurred in another state or country and the individual is a resident of this state, the individual may file a petition in the circuit court in the county of his or her residence for an order allowing him or her to discontinue registration under this act only. A petition shall not be filed under this section if a previous petition was filed under this section and was denied by the court after a hearing.

    (5) A petition filed under this section shall be made under oath and shall contain all of the following:

    (a) The name and address of the petitioner.

    (b) A statement identifying the offense for which discontinuation from registration is being requested.

    (c) A statement of whether the individual was previously convicted of a listed offense for which registration is required under this act.

    (6) An individual who knowingly makes a false statement in a petition filed under this section is guilty of perjury as proscribed under section 423 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.423.

    (7) A copy of the petition shall be filed with the office of the prosecuting attorney that prosecuted the case against the individual or, for a conviction that occurred in another state or country, the prosecuting attorney for the county of his or her residence, at least 30 days before a hearing is held on the petition. The prosecuting attorney may appear and participate in all proceedings regarding the petition and may seek appellate review of any decision on the petition.

    (8) If the name of the victim of the offense is known by the prosecuting attorney, the prosecuting attorney shall provide the victim with written notice that a petition has been filed and shall provide the victim with a copy of the petition. The notice shall be sent by first-class mail to the victim’s last known address. The petition shall include a statement of the victim’s rights under subsection (10).

    (9) If an individual properly files a petition with the court under this section, the court shall conduct a hearing on the petition as provided in this section.

    (10) The victim has the right to attend all proceedings under this section and to make a written or oral statement to the court before any decision regarding the petition is made. A victim shall not be required to appear at any proceeding under this section against his or her will.

    (11) The court shall consider all of the following in determining whether to allow the individual to discontinue registration under subsection (12) or (13) but shall not grant the petition if the court determines that the individual is a continuing threat to the public:

    (a) The individual’s age and level of maturity at the time of the offense.

    (b) The victim’s age and level of maturity at the time of the offense.

    (c) The nature of the offense.

    (d) The severity of the offense.

    (e) The individual’s prior juvenile or criminal history.

    (f) The individual’s likelihood to commit further listed offenses.

    (g) Any impact statement submitted by the victim under the William Van Regenmorter crime victim’s rights act, 1985 PA 87, MCL 780.751 to 780.834, or under this section.

    (h) Any other information considered relevant by the court.

    (12) The court may grant a petition properly filed by an individual under subsection (1) if all of the following apply:

    (a) Ten or more years have elapsed since the date of his or her conviction for the listed offense or from his or her release from any period of confinement for that offense, whichever occurred last.

    (b) The petitioner has not been convicted of any felony since the date described in subdivision (a).

    (c) The petitioner has not been convicted of any listed offense since the date described in subdivision (a).

    (d) The petitioner successfully completed his or her assigned periods of supervised release, probation, or parole without revocation at any time of that supervised release, probation, or parole.

    (e) The petitioner successfully completed a sex offender treatment program certified by the United States attorney general under 42 USC 16915(b)(1), or another appropriate sex offender treatment program. The court may waive the requirements of this subdivision if successfully completing a sex offender treatment program was not a condition of the petitioner’s confinement, release, probation, or parole.

    (13) The court may grant a petition properly filed by an individual under subsection (2) if all of the following apply:

    (a) The petitioner is required to register based on an order of disposition entered under section 18 of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.18, that is open to the general public under section 28 of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.28.

    (b) Twenty-five or more years have elapsed since the date of his or her adjudication for the listed offense or from his or her release from any period of confinement for that offense, whichever occurred last.

    (c) The petitioner has not been convicted of any felony since the date described in subdivision (b).

    (d) The petitioner has not been convicted of any listed offense since the date described in subdivision (b).

    (e) The petitioner successfully completed his or her assigned periods of supervised release, probation, or parole without revocation at any time of that supervised release, probation, or parole.

    (f) The court determines that the petitioner successfully completed a sex offender treatment program certified by the United States attorney general under 42 USC 16915(b)(1), or another appropriate sex offender treatment program. The court may waive the requirements of this subdivision if successfully completing a sex offender treatment program was not a condition of the petitioner’s confinement, release, probation, or parole.

    (14) The court shall grant a petition properly filed by an individual under subsection (3) if the court determines that the conviction for the listed offense was the result of a consensual sexual act between the petitioner and the victim and any of the following apply:

    (a) All of the following:

    (i) The victim was 13 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age at the time of the offense.

    (ii) The petitioner is not more than 4 years older than the victim.

    (b) All of the following:

    (i) The individual was convicted of a violation of section 158, 338, 338a, or 338b of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.158, 750.338, 750.338a, and 750.338b.

    (ii) The victim was 13 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age at the time of the violation.

    (iii) The individual is not more than 4 years older than the victim.

    (c) All of the following:

    (i) The individual was convicted of a violation of section 158, 338, 338a, 338b, or 520c(1)(i) of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.158, 750.338, 750.338a, 750.338b, and 750.520c.

    (ii) The victim was 16 years of age or older at the time of the violation.

    (iii) The victim was not under the custodial authority of the individual at the time of the violation.

    (15) The court shall grant a petition properly filed by an individual under subsection (3) if either of the following applies:

    (a) Both of the following:

    (i) The petitioner was adjudicated as a juvenile.

    (ii) The petitioner was less than 14 years of age at the time of the offense.

    (b) The individual was registered under this act before July 1, 2011 for an offense that required registration but for which registration is not required on or after July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 8d. If the court grants a petition filed under section 8c, the court shall promptly provide a copy of that order to the department and to the individual. The department shall promptly remove an individual’s registration from the database maintained under section 8(1).

    Sec. 9. (1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4), an individual required to be registered under this act who willfully violates this act is guilty of a felony punishable as follows:

    (a) If the individual has no prior convictions for a violation of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (b) If the individual has 1 prior conviction for a violation of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 7 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

    (c) If the individual has 2 or more prior convictions for violations of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (2) An individual who fails to comply with section 5a, other than payment of the fee required under section 5a(6), is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (3) An individual who willfully fails to sign a registration and notice as provided in section 7(4) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (4) An individual who willfully refuses or fails to pay the registration fee prescribed in section 5a(6) or section 7(1) within 90 days of the date the individual reports under section 4a or 5a is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days.

    (5) The court shall revoke the probation of an individual placed on probation who willfully violates this act.

    (6) The court shall revoke the youthful trainee status of an individual assigned to youthful trainee status who willfully violates this act.

    (7) The parole board shall rescind the parole of an individual released on parole who willfully violates this act.

    (8) An individual’s failure to register as required by this act or a violation of section 5 may be prosecuted in the judicial district of any of the following:

    (a) The individual’s last registered address or residence.

    (b) The individual’s actual address or residence.

    (c) Where the individual was arrested for the violation.

    Sec. 10. (1) Except as provided in this act, a registration or report is confidential and information from that registration or report shall not be open to inspection except for law enforcement purposes. The registration or report and all included materials and information are exempt from disclosure under section 13 of the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.243.

    (2) A department post, local law enforcement agency, or sheriff’s department shall make information from the public internet website described in section 8(2) for the designated areas located in whole or in part within the post’s, agency’s, or sheriff’s department’s jurisdiction available for public inspection during regular business hours. A department post, local law enforcement agency, or sheriff’s department is not required to make a copy of the information for a member of the public.

    (3) The department may make information from the public internet website described in section 8(2) available to the public through electronic, computerized, or other accessible means. The department shall provide for notification by electronic or computerized means to any member of the public who has subscribed in a manner required by the department when an individual who is the subject of the public internet website described in section 8(2) initially registers under this act, or changes his or her registration under this act, to a location that is in a designated area or geographic radius designated by the subscribing member of the public.

    (4) Except as provided in this act, an individual other than the registrant who knows of a registration or report under this act and who divulges, uses, or publishes nonpublic information concerning the registration or report in violation of this act is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (5) An individual whose registration or report is revealed in violation of this act has a civil cause of action against the responsible party for treble damages.

    (6) Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply to the public internet website described in section 8(2) or information from that public internet website that is provided or made available under section 8(2) or under subsection (2) or (3).

    Enacting section 1. Sections 11 and 12 of the sex offenders registration act, 1994 PA 295, MCL 28.731 and 28.732, are repealed.

    Enacting section 2. This amendatory act takes effect July 1, 2011.

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