OK, its a great feeling, your no longer required to register. The state where you live has told you so, and your feeling like a king. Not wanting to take the wind out of your sails, there is a "BUT" to your life from now on.
Do you have some form of documented proof you are no longer required to register? A piece of paper or State form signed by an official of the State that told you, you are no longer required to register. This is critical to your life from now on!
If you do not have this piece of paper, in your hands, not in some archive of the State, then you need to get that paper. Start with the State Registry folks and ask them for this paper, and do whatever you need to do to get it. They may even ask you to pay a fee for a copy, do what you have to to pay the fee, that paper is critical to the rest of your life.If, in the future, you are asked to prove something, your proof will be in this Registration Bible, and never give a ORIGINAL DOCUMENT to anyone, if they want a copy, then make one for them. Should you ever have to go to court, they will need the ORIGINAL of any proof you may have. This may keep you out of going to jail/prison on some issue.
On to other issues.
I doubt anyone has never heard about this disastrous Act, but now that you have been legally removed from the registry (no longer required to register) in the State where you live (assuming it is the state that removed you from the registry), how will SORNA (Title I of AWA) affect you?
This Act (SORNA portion) is retroactive in every respect, according to court decisions so far (February 2011). Worse yet, additions to the Act will likely be retroactive too. One addition is "The Kids Act" and although there are no court rulings on it yet, we must assume it will be retroactive to the begining of SORNA.We strongly suggest that any question with respect to your current status as a person no longer required to register, where you live, in the state that told you you are no longer required to register, be referred to a QUALIFIED local attorney. See our section on Lawyers should you need a referral.
For now, have a great day and a better tomorrow.
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