Duration of registration requirement
(a) Full registration periodA sex offender shall keep the registration current for the full registration period (excluding any time the sex offender is in custody or civilly committed) unless the offender is allowed a reduction under subsection (b). The full registration period is—
15 years, if the offender is a tier I sex offender;
25 years, if the offender is a tier II sex offender; and
the life of the offender, if the offender is a tier III sex offender.
(b) Reduced period for clean record
(1) Clean recordThe full registration period shall be reduced as described in paragraph (3) for a sex offender who maintains a clean record for the period described in paragraph (2) by—
not being convicted of any offense for which imprisonment for more than 1 year may be imposed;
not being convicted of any sex offense;
successfully completing any periods of supervised release, probation, and parole; and
successfully completing of an appropriate sex offender treatment program certified by a jurisdiction or by the Attorney General.
(2) PeriodIn the case of—
a tier I sex offender, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 10 years; and
a tier III sex offender adjudicated delinquent for the offense which required registration in a sex registry under this subchapter, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 25 years.
(3) ReductionIn the case of—
a tier I sex offender, the reduction is 5 years;
a tier III sex offender adjudicated delinquent, the reduction is from life to that period for which the clean record under paragraph (2) is maintained.
References in Text
This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (b)(2)(B), was in the original “this title”, meaning title I of Pub. L. 109–248, July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 590, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 16901 of this title and Tables.
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