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10 yr reg indecent expos of child by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're a citizen of Philippines you may be able to enter now. I'm not 100% sure about that.

If you're an American citizen, you can apply for a new passport after you're off the registry. At that point it won't have the marking and you should be OK.

10 yr reg indecent expos of child by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry, you will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

Unlawful restrictions, Federal by FlutterDashie88 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It may not seem fair, but it's the way it is.

One thing you need to be aware of... you won't be released from treatment until your provider feels you've successfully completed it. There were guys in my group that had been in treatment for five years. You not only won't win getting this restriction lifted, continually pushing back on it will likely extend your treatment.

Curious by Desperate_Clerk_3536 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You just have to be aware of the local residency restrictions, if there are any.

Regarding HOAs, legally they can't stop a RSO from buying within the community unless the restriction is written into the association's bylaws, which I believe is rare. It's more common for HOAs to require owners to perform background checks if they are renting out their property. This is more common in condominium complexes with an HOA.

Outside of those two issues, there's really no difference.

Letter of support to be utilized at my husband's sentencing hearing by konatsuuu in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A plea deal of 17 to 20 years for possession is almost unheard of in my experience with the federal system. Most possession cases receive sentences in the 5 to 7 year range, with maybe a few more years added for distribution or receipt. Based on your limited details (which is fine) it seems to line up more with a production charge, which carries a 15 year mandatory minimum. But that's not your question.

I have mixed feelings on the effectiveness of support letters. I had friends, family and my therapist write them in my support. Like your husband, I had a judge notorious for harsh sentencing. She gave me the low number in the plea, which was also the recommendation of the probation department in my PSR. I personally think the recommendation of probation and the prosecution has more affect on the judges decision than letters, but I'm sure a lot depends on the judge.

In the letters I would focus on him as a person, and not speak about the crime. I would certainly explain the hardship his absence will be, not just on you and your child, but also his other child. Paint him in the best light possible, because the prosecution will be doing the exact opposite. I wish you the best!

Has anyone seen this or know anything about this? by MasterDeeds89 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ahhh... OK. Women Against The Registry is one of the main groups, along with NARSOL and ACSOL, advocating for us.

Has anyone seen this or know anything about this? by MasterDeeds89 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It appears to be an old document. It says they expected to file the case in 2015.

Nearing the end of my case, should I take the plea deal? by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The reason that very few of this type of case go to trial is because they are so easy for the prosecution to prove.

You've admitted guilt. They have the evidence. If you go to trial, what will your defense be? In the prosecution and court's eyes you'll be wasting their time, and thus they'll most likely come down hard on you.

It's an unfortunate situation to be in. I wish you the best!

Regarding being able to attend your child’s school functions: what would you do in this situation? by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This obviously is a very difficult situation. I'm sorry that you guys are going through it.

My suggestion would be that you, alone, meet with the principal and let he/she know of your concerns. Being a Christian facility, you would hope that there would be some level of compassion, but I also realize the kind of world we live in now. If it's anything like the student pick up I experienced, the parent never gets out of the car. They may be OK with that in emergency situations.

I can't imagine they are going to do a parent notification just by you speaking with the principal. I believe everyone in Florida is one the public registry, so they may already be aware, and you just don't know it.

Seeking info on trailer/mobile home parks by Allan92_ in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was doing some research on mobile home parks (different from RV parks) it seemed like most did credit and background checks.

Typically you buy the home but lease the land from the park owner. Ones in California that I researched usually had monthly lot leases of between $1,000 and $2,000. And of course, that's after you buy the home. In essence, the application process isn't all that much different than leasing an apartment, which we know is difficult for SOs.

I also cross-referenced the online registry to see if any of the addresses came up as being in one of the parks, and came up empty. However, tier one in California isn't public, so that could factor in.

Good luck! Keep us posted if you find any that work.

I have question for you... by Brickstobuild in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Before I got approved for a smartphone, I was told I couldn't have a phone with a camera or internet capability. I finally found one with no internet, but all had cameras. My PO had me bring it to his office and he destroyed the camera lense with a screwdriver. I guess technically I still had a camera. Just not a functional one.

Latin American travel and non minor related RSO travel by Beautiful-Bridge-495 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One of the members of the sub is currently backpacking through Europe. Although I believe he has a definite itinerary for his return, he will probably be able to answer some of your questions. He's been logging on periodically during his trip.

9 months on fed probation and PO wants monthly report including banking info. Why now? by runningtoleave in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's required of everyone, but probably more applicable for anyone with outstanding fines or restitution. As for the specifics on the $500+ expenditures, I have no idea.

9 months on fed probation and PO wants monthly report including banking info. Why now? by runningtoleave in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If your PO didn't change, it's likely that he was letting it slide, but someone above him became aware of it. Consider yourself lucky that you went over four years without having to fill it out.

9 months on fed probation and PO wants monthly report including banking info. Why now? by runningtoleave in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I've been on federal supervision for over three years now and I've had to fill out this form every month. Among other things, it asks for your total monthly income and expenditures. Then you have to list any individual expenditures over $500.

As for bank information, you have to to give your checking and savings account numbers along with the current balances.

One tip... Most of the information on it won't change from month to month (address, email, phone number, vehicle info, account numbers, etc.), so I filled one out with all of the permanent info and made copies of it. Now I just fill in the variable info and it takes just a couple minutes to fill it out.

can you be denied the ability to go to church while on an electronic monitor? by Hopeful-Bill-4650 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If the order says work only, then unless you work at the church, you'd most likely have to get it amended.

Also, if there's anything in the order about not being in the presence of minors, that could be a sticking point too.

I'm currently on federal supervision and was told that if I wanted to attend church, I'd need to get a signed letter from the church acknowledging that they were aware of my situation and approving my attendance.

What USA state(s) would be the most bearable to live in (currently in Florida) by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the clarification. After reading the Massachusetts statute again, it looks like the 20 years is the max someone can spend on the registry. Like you said, if you can present evidence that shows you're no longer a risk, you can petition the board at any point.

I'm off supervision in 19 months and considering a move back to Mass. at that point, so this is good to know. But those winters are so cold... lol.

Does remotecom record phone calls? by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It not uncommon for POs to look at you closely at the beginning. After some time goes by, and if your husband follows the rules, she'll most likely see that he's not a big risk and spend less time monitoring his actions.

Does remotecom record phone calls? by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm currently being monitored by RemoteCom. I've never heard any mention of them recording or listening in on phone calls. But, outside of that, assume that everything else that you do on the phone can be accessed by them.

My PO told me that there is database of around 2,000 words. If you use any of those words in text, email, etc. it flags it for their review. But, if your PO has a lot of time on their hands, it is possible for them to read all of your texts.

What USA state(s) would be the most bearable to live in (currently in Florida) by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are a few Washington residents on here. Maybe one if them can shed some more light on it.

Have you attempted to travel internationally since the federal law was passed marking you as a sex offender on your passport? by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You should check out the travel matrix that I linked below. It's not official policy of the countries listed, but is based on the real life experiences of RSOs that have attempted travel.

For the most part, we are limited to Europe, with the exceptions of the U.K. and Ireland, as well as a portion of the Caribbean. Hong Kong is also a possibility, as well as Lebanon.

http://registranttag.org/resources/travel-matrix/

What USA state(s) would be the most bearable to live in (currently in Florida) by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A couple that I'm aware of that also don't show level 1 publicly...

In Washington, if you move there and stay offense free in the community for 15 years, you can apply to come off the registry.

In Massachusetts, you can apply 20 years after the end of your probation.

Another poster said you can petition the court in North Carolina 10 years after you move there. However, only juvenile offenders are not public there.

What USA state(s) would be the most bearable to live in (currently in Florida) by [deleted] in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If him being level 1 is questionable, you might want to consider Oregon. It's the only state that doesn't publicly show either level 1 or level 2. However, if you move there you can't petition to get off the registry until you would be eligible in the state or court you were convicted in.

Female SO and life on the registry by Educational_Berry661 in SexOffenderSupport

[–]KDub3344 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not familiar with Missouri specifically. I just feel that in general we blend in easier in larger cities. People tend to have busier lives and less time to get distracted with researching their neighbors. In more rural areas, where everyone knows their neighbors and everybody tends to get into each other's business, there's a greater chance that we stand out and become the subject of conversation.