Shreveport, LA asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: Sex offense law changed (LA) How to fix it, was a felony, now a misdemeanor. Turned 18, got charged. 2004

My fiance was 17 in 2004 dating a 15 year old with permission from the mom. He turned 18 and her stepmother pressed charges. They were dropped but picked up by state. He is stuck w a felony and has to register as an offender. Laws changed and it's now a misdemeanor with no registry. How can we get this adjusted, fixed and not have to register him anymore? Please help, we are getting married and I want him to be able to start fresh and not have this hanging over him. He is a wonderful man and father. He should be able to go to our children's functions with no worries. He has had to deal with this so long, I feel unjustly. Can we get it taken off, reduced and how?

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Robert Martin Louque Jr

Answered
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I would obtain the services of an attorney for this procedure. It is not guaranteed but there is a procedure to relieve someone of sex offender requirements for a carnal knowledge conviction if the conviction was a felony then but would be a misdemeanor today. The procedure can be complicated so getting a lawyer is the best option to make sure it is done correctly.

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