There was a legal paper drawn up that I would not be on the sex offender list and now I find I am. We paid lots of money to this attorney and he will not help fix it. This is ruining my life.
Administrative Law Lawyer
Lawyers aren't obligated to specific outcomes, and they don't guarantee results in any cases. This general principle is true in all manner of legal maters, but most especially it is true in criminal matters. If you are on the sex registry list, you got there by the order of the court or by the intended implementation of such court order. If you want to "fix it" by an appeal, very likely you will need to engage new appellate counsel, or re-engage your previous attorney on a new contract. If you want to "fix it" by some other method, that is likely outside the scope of your prior criminal defense representation and will likely require a new agreement.
Your first and best step is to have a frank exchange of information with your former attorney, one that does not pre-suppose erroneous reasons for the fact that you are listed on the sex offender registry.
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