Applications for de-registration

The long awaited amendments to the Sex Offender Registration provisions came into force in 2012 following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of F - Stephensons represents F in Supreme Court win.

This provides a mechanism for individuals subject to indefinite registration to apply for a review of the requirements in their case once they have been on the register for 15 years (eight years in the case of a minor at first registration).

The 15 or eight years runs from the date of first registration (usually release from custody). An application can be made if there is no Sexual Offender Prevention Order (SOPO) in force.

The police will consider the risk to the public and whether it is necessary for the applicant to remain on the register for the purpose of protecting the public or any particular members of the public from sexual harm.

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De-registration applications

We offer sensitive and confidential advice on these issues including an initial assessment as to whether there are sufficient prospects to make an application, or whether it may be better to allow further time to pass before making an application.

We can then assist with drafting representations to the relevant police force to highlight the relevant issues that need to be considered and assist the decision maker in progressing the application.

Where necessary we can advise on the appeals procedure and arrange representation at court.

Our team have a high success rate and have been thanked by multiple police forces for their assistance in providing concise representations highlighting the relevant issues for consideration

We have drawn up a fixed price scheme for this advice to work on a stage by stage basis through the process.

For more information in relation to any aspect of this please complete our online enquiry form or call us on 0175 321 5096.

 ServicePrice
1.Initial case assessment£100 plus VAT
 or Written initial advice£200 plus VAT
  
2.Considering need for further evidence and advise on the prospects of application£370 plus VAT
   
3.Preparing presentations for de-registration£630 plus VAT
 3a. Expert instruction (if required)£370 plus VAT and expert fee as quoted
   
4.Advise on appeal£450 plus VAT
   
5.Representation at Magistrates on appeal Dependant on case
   
   

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