Those convicted of a sexual crime may have to register as a sexual offender. The kids cry when I leave at night, and my wife worries sick that I have to stay away at night. Procedure for Petition for Removal If a registrant was convicted in Georgia, then the petition would be filed in Superior Court in the county where the conviction occurred. If there are none, depending on the facts of the case, such an evaluation may be recommended. He has handled many cases involving the sex offender laws at the trial court level and on appeal as well as habeas corpus cases. The Colorado Department of Public Safety found that convicted child molesters in Colorado who reoffended while on probation were randomly scattered throughout the geographical area, and did not seem to live closer than non-recidivists to schools or child care centers. ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders "The consensus of that research does not point in the direction of registries reducing sexual crimes or sexual recidivism," says Jill Levenson, a clinical social worker and associate professor at Barry University in Florida, who studies the way society monitors and treats sexual criminals. The new law will allow for a petition to be made to be relieved of the employment and residence restrictions and from the registration requirement. Under Iowa law at the time, Gavin was required to register as a sex offender, but would not be subject to community notification. I was locked up, March Lindsay is on the list because in , he pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 — child molestation. Local Ordinances An estimated municipalities have enacted local zoning ordinances restricting where sex offenders can live within their boundaries. The resulting classification would determine eligibility for relief.