Court Grants Downward Departure From Level 3 to Level 1
Our client was convicted of non-sexual felonies in 1997. Because a crime of conviction involved a victim less than 17 years of age and our client was not the parent of the individual, he is subject to SORA under current law. The Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders and the prosecution requested a Level 3 adjudication. Citing our client’s evidence of rehabilitation during his incarceration, strong support of family members and professional mentors, and expression of remorse, the hearing court granted our request for a downward departure, and he was adjudicated a Level 1.
Ava C. Page represented our client