An RSO who has been emailing me for years recently shared the best news ever!
The Virginia State Police removed him from the VSP Sex Offender Registry website; he would no longer need to register as a Non-Violent Offender for a 2009 conviction, he received a letter stating this from the VSP after a long drawn out court petition.
Now, you might be thinking 2009 to 2015 that’s NOT 15 years, the minimum time (per 2008 retroactive change by the VA Legislature) required for a Non-Violent Offender to register before a petition is allowed to be filed in court.
You would be correct.
You see this branded man should NEVER have been forced to register as a Non-Violent Sex Offender in the first place.