Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Dismissed – State v. Mr. S (DMC No. 13348) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2015-143557): Mr. S had been convicted of a misdemeanor sex crime in another state. He was required to register in that state, and when he moved to Maricopa County, he began registering in Arizona per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-3821 (see: “failure to register as a Sex Offender“). He had conducted his annual registration every year since 2008 to 2015, plus every time he moved. The last time he moved, he changed the address on his driver’s license and thought that would satisfy the requirements. The police showed up to his work and found he was not at work, they then went to his house and arrested him.
We did extensive research and were able to determine that the crime he was convicted for in another state would not qualify as a crime in which required registration. In addition, we were able to get the other state to remove the registration requirement, as they had a registration time limit which had expired. We then sent all of the proof to the Prosecutor, and he agreed to Dismiss all charges. Lastly, we followed up the Sex Offender Compliance Office in the State of Arizona, and they corrected the information in their system, thereby showing Mr. S no longer needs to register. Originally, he was facing mandatory prison time, and instead all charges were Dismissed.