If after the initial registration level is determined, the individual is dissatisfied with the classification level assigned then the person has a right to a de novo hearing. A de novo hearing is a new consideration of the case in front of a hearing officer. At the new hearing the level of registration will be redetermined.
A hearing is scheduled where the person can bring in evidence in support of his request for lower classification level. Attorney Erickson will consider what needs to be done to present your case in the best light possible. This includes examining the earlier conviction to determine if other facts could be brought out which are favorable to your case, calling witnesses to testify in support of a lower classification level, providing the hearing officer with research on relevant recidivism and dangerousness issues, or calling an expert witness to testify with respect to dangerousness and recidivism. Following this hearing a classification level decision will be sent to you.
Call Attorney Erickson to discuss your de novo SORB hearing.