Sex offender registration hearings are conducted across the state. During this hearing, two things are determined: firstly, whether or not you must register as a sex offender; secondly, if required to register, the hearing will also determine your sex offender classification level. You may be classified as Levels 1, 2 or 3 by the Sex Offender Registry Board.
Offenders are entitled to a hearing to challenge any classification level imposed by the Board. If you have been convicted of sex offenses and reside in the state of Massachusetts and wish to appeal the classification level you were assigned, you have 30 days to appeal this classification. Level 3 is the highest risk and requires the posting of personal information, including photograph and home address, in many public places, including online. A Level 2 classification also includes online dissemination.
If you are looking to appeal the classification decision made by the Sex Offender Registry Board, contact Kevin J. Tagliaferri today. I have over 10 years of experience representing clients at their hearings and look forward to assisting you through this process.