Level 1 low risk of repeat offense , or Level 2 moderate risk of repeat offense , or Level 3 high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists. On the hearing date, if a plaintiff, without sufficient excuse, fails to appear, the redetermination will go forward in his or her absence. Any sex offender shall, a at least ten calendar days prior to discharge, parole, release to post-release supervision or release from any state or local correctional facility, hospital or institution where he or she was confined or committed, or, b at the time sentence is imposed for any sex offender released on probation or discharged upon payment of a fine, conditional discharge or unconditional discharge, register with the division on a form prepared by the division. The Laws regarding the Sex Offender Registry are frequently updated. It shall be the duty of the parole or probation officer to inform and register such sex offender according to the requirements imposed by this article. If a sex offender, having been given notice, including the time and place of the determination proceeding in accordance with this section, fails to appear at this proceeding, without sufficient excuse, the court shall conduct the hearing and make the determinations in the manner set forth in subdivision two of this section. The court shall allow the sex offender to appear and be heard. The duration of registration and verification for a sex offender who has not been designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offender, and who is classified as a level one risk, or who has not yet received a risk level classification, shall be annually for a period of twenty years from the initial date of registration. Sex offenders are classified as either low risk Level 1 , moderate risk Level 2 or high risk Level 3. Upon receipt of the board's recommendation, the sentencing court shall determine whether the sex offender was previously found to be eligible for assigned counsel in the underlying case. Any conviction set aside pursuant to law is not a conviction for purposes of this article. Facts previously proven at trial or elicited at the time of entry of a plea of guilty shall be deemed established by clear and convincing evidence and shall not be relitigated. Except for the purposes specified in this subdivision, an authorized internet entity shall not publish or in any way disclose or redisclose any information provided to it by the division pursuant to this subdivision. The terms of this Stipulation shall not become effective, and shall not be enforceable and binding upon the parties hereto unless and until the Stipulation is So Ordered by the Court. If such a finding is made, the court shall assign counsel to represent the sex offender pursuant to article eighteen-B of the county law. If the sex offender applies for assignment of counsel and the court finds that the offender is financially unable to retain counsel, the court shall assign counsel to represent the sex offender pursuant to article eighteen-B of the county law.