I have a family member that was charged by federal agents for downloading child pornography. He insists he is innocent but was forced to take a plea as it was made clear that they would win a conviction and he was facing a long prison sentence. Now he will always have to register as a sex offender. He never even had a speeding ticket, has an exemplary character, long history of generosity, many references, etc. This charge is so out of character and he is young so this "sentence" will essentially be a life sentence. Perhaps he is innocent or perhaps he needs counsel to resolve an issue but can't he receive counseling and move on? Recidivism is non-existent in cases such as his. Is there any way to overcome this label and registry and get a second chance?