Q: Do you have to be ordered by a judge to register as a violent offender? Or can Doc make you?
My probation officer is trying to make me register as a violent offender. I wasn't ordered to. Nor been convicted of such crime
A: Contact the attorney who represented you at the time of your plea. If that attorney is not available, contact a criminal defense attorney. Generally, the Court does not have to order it for the individual to be required to register. There may be arguments that exist for not having to, but I would contact an attorney immediately to find out specifically, based on your conviction, whether you have to register and, if not, to resolve the matter with DOC before new charges get filed against you for failure to register.
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