In the year of 2000, my dad was wrongfully convicted of a sex offender charge. He knew he was innocent but my aunt who was his legal guardian since birth (his mother passed away) told him to take a plea deal because she no longer wanted to be involved in the situation and refused to bring him any more commissary money in jail if he decided to fight the case. My dad deeply regrets not fighting the case considering that he knew he was innocent. The alleged victim in this case (my half brother) is now in his 30's and has a perfectly normal relationship with my father even though he said my father had attempted to touch him when he was younger. My dad's side of the family doesn't really care to bring this up and pefers to not mention it including my dad. But recently my dad has been struggling to find a place to stay, not because of financial reasons but because just about anywhere he finds he can't live there due to his conviction. I am his daughter and we have been discussing me living with him instead of my mother who I have been living with since birth. But I cant do that obviously due to this conviction. What can he do to reopen his case and hopefully get removed from his record?
Having a criminal record expunged is not a guardianship issue. You need to discuss this matter with criminal defense attorneys. I have changed the category of your post accordingly.
I appreciate you asking the question on behalf of your father. It is next to impossible to get an offender's name removed from the Sexual offender/predator Registry. If his half-brother is willing to recant his accusation, then your father will need the assistance of a skilled and diligent post-conviction attorney to re-open his case based on newly discovered evidence. Aside from this he will have to continue to adjust and adapt to the many requirements of life as a sexual offender.
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