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How can you get a charge of sexual assault off your record?

Brownwood, TX |

My friend was 22 at the time and the girl was 16 but told him she was 18 the mother found out and pressed charges and made it seem like he raped her when it was actually consensual on both parts and he was charged with sexual assault of a child.

He is not a danger to anybody or anybody's child and wants to be able to live a life with the woman he loves but he has to register for life when he is paroled in 2015 and I was wondering if there was any way to have that reduced when he got out

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  1. Once convicted, it can never be removed. The only exception is a pardon and those are beyond hard to get.
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  2. The facts of his age, her age, the age she claimed she was, and what the mother reported are virtually irrelevant. Because he is a convicted felon and sentenced to prison I do not believe he will ever get this off his record. Like my Colleague stated, a governor’s pardon is probably the only legal mechanism. If would be political suicide for a governor to pardon convicted sex offenders. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. A local attorney can research the law and give a more thorough and definitive answer.

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  3. I agree with Mr. Jones.

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