Sentencing hearing was thrown out with trial, i needed that as evidence to clear my name. is that legal?

Asked over 1 year ago - Medford, OR

I still have to report as a sex offender, i pleaded guilty to sodomy3,i have completed everything that was asked,and now the courts say they disposed of all my paper work and have no copies. i just think that if i still have to report they should still have my sentencing report where the judge explans the circumstances of the case.

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  1. Jay Bodzin

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I believe that you asked this question twice before today, in these threads:
    http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/is-it-legal-t...

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/in-1991-i-was...

    Again, it's not at all clear what you mean by "thrown out." That is not a term with legal meaning. If you plead to a crime, the court should have a copy of the judgment, and there should be a recording of the hearing available as well (though this may depend on how long ago it occurred. These days, all Oregon court proceedings are electronically recorded using a system called FTR ["For The Record"]. You can order an audio CD of any hearing for about $10.). It seems quite unlikely that no copy would have been kept. You should consult in private with an attorney in your area if you have questions about your case. They will know how to obtain a copy of the file. You can call the Oregon State Bar for a referral at 503-684-3763.

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