PURPOSE OF STATE FORMS: The forms are the way the state documents what information you provided them, and, forms you sign they has one purpose, to present IN COURT to prove the State told you, what you are supposed to do, should you ever claim "They didn't tell me about ____."
HEADS UP: Always ask for and get, a copy of the forms, for your personal record. Start a binder and keep ALL copies you receive. NEVER FAIL TO GET COPIES, they may save you from going to prison at some point in the future. Should you be denied copies, then it would be wise to ask for a Supervisor and ask them, explaining why you want them. We cannot stress how important this is to you, do it without fail.
So, any and all with no exceptions, forms or other correspondence you get as the result of registering as a sex offender, you keep FOREVER in some kind of binder in date order. A day may come when that -form- is all you have to PROVE you did what you were supposed to on a given date. So keep everything in this binder (your Bible).
FORM VERSIONS: And, never forget, forms change over time, it is very possible a SPECIFIC FORM VERSION may not contain a proper notice for the law at the time. So if you get into a pickle, have the lawyers check the versions of the forms you have received -and when you received them- to the law at the time you received them. Any conflict may get you released from a serious charge and prison sentence.
and throw out or rip up forms -BIG MISTAKE-, you ask why?
Here goes. In our other blog on Court Decisions, the majority of the cases listed are for registration issues, there are THESE that the court relied on FORMS signed years before to convict them of charges. Some of the cases were even based on forms signed years before in other states.
these forms are important and should be kept forever.
For now, have a great day and a better tomorrow.
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