Should I move so I can get off the registry?
I'm at a crossroads. I've been living in a beautiful spot here in the Pacific Northwest for the last 4 years or so. I love it here. But the problem is, since my conviction was out of state (Utah), I have to wait another 6 years to get off the registry. I just found this out recently.
So my options are...to stay here and deal with it for another 6 years, or move back to Utah, which I can't stand, and request for removal in 12 months. I'm actually torn about the options.
Registering here in my state isn't too bad. But the registry hangs over my head and effects my ability to find housing. Plus, knowing that they can arrest me for a simple registry oversight, also hangs over my head.
So I ask..what would you do? Stay where I'm at and remain on the registry, or move to an area I don't like and potentially be removed in 12 months?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
I would contact an attorney in Utah whose practice includes our kind of cases just to make sure they have not passed any legislation that would apply when relocating back to the state even though that was the state of the original offense. Some folks get an upward tier bump, not in the same scenario, but when they try to tier down and their risk assessment oddly indicates they are more of a risk.