Mandatory registration as a sex offender in Indiana is a common part of the punishment for most sexually based offenses. However, a successful appeal of a sex crime conviction could reverse this mandatory requirement for an Indiana sex offender. It is important that you retain the services of a sex offender attorney to assist in getting the sex offender registration order reversed.
The defendant and his or her lawyer will have to find a valid reason for the registration to be reversed. Some of these reasons could include:
- The jury was instructed improperly
- The judge had a personal bias against the defendant
- Important evidence was excluded from the trial
- Police misconduct
In many cases, an appeal will take place after the defendant has already been placed on the Indiana sex offender registry. There is procedure that needs to be followed to appeal addition to the sex offender registry. A successful appeal will effectively remove the offender’s name from the Indiana Sex Offender Registry.