i realize that sex offender registration is pointless and a political tool, does nothing to protect the public...etc. None the less, I was arrested for FTR in raleigh after visiting there for 6 months. I was fully registered. I have no family there and live in Fl. I am fully registered and have been since my arrest in July. I have now suffered a back injury and have to have surgery, and I can verify it. Is there any way I can get my case dropped, since I am fully registered here? Or is there anything that my public defender can do to make it where I dont have to go back to NC?
Registering as a sex offender is most certainly not pointless as you say and it most certainly does protect the public. Failing to register is not a trivial matter that the courts will or should over look. Regardless of your current physical status you are a sex offender and as such must register. If you do not register you will be and should be arrested.
You are required to follow registration requirements, which means you must register wherever you are staying. You can't register in FL and then spend months in another state without registering there too. If a case was filed in NC, then you will have to go there to defend against it.
If you have no family in NC but were here for 6 months, why? Were you working or were you an out of state student? Were you staying with a friend? If you were required to register in FL, NC law says you must register here. Failure to register is a felony in NC. . THANK YOU for having the insight and understanding to have requested the assistance of an attorney here. As far as ... "Will you have to come back?" Yes, most probably. The right lawyer to ask further questions of is your public defender who has more info about your situation than we do here (and I don't want you to give more info because I don't want you to state anything which could harm your defense.)
Contrary to yoyr assertion. Registration is not pointless. It,serves to protect the public.
Your flippant attitude creates concerns about your failure to recognize the significance off your offense.
Clearly you knew you had to register and didnt. This creates your liability.
I'm not sure there is much your attorney can do but consult with them
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