North Carolina ordered to remove more than 1,000 from registry

By Robin . . . Congratulations to NARSOL’s attorney, Paul Dubbeling, who has successfully challenged the constitutionality of registering individuals who moved to North Carolina prior to December 2006, with convictions from out-of-state. Federal District Court Judge Terrence Boyle signed an order yesterday (May 12) agreeing that these individuals (more than 1,000 of them) were placed on the N.C. registry without due process and must be removed. NCRSOL was responsible for contacting the registered members of the class in order to request feedback from them as a means to affirm that nobody in the class received any sort of process before being placed on the registry by a county sheriff or his/her agents. We are very pleased that Judge Boyle agreed with our position in this matter and granted the relief we sought.
 
Is it hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that defendants, their successors, agents, servants, employees, and all persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual notice hereof
 
(1) SHALL REMOVE plaintiffs and the class members’ names and other information from the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, and are further 
 
(2) ENJOINED from prosecuting plaintiff or the class members for any offenses applicable only to registered sex offenders based upon their registration on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry solely because of a prior determination that their out-of-state offense committed before December 1, 2006, is substantially similar to a North Carolina offense requiring sex offender registration. 

Dwayne Daughtry

Dwayne is NCRSOL's Executive Director. Dwayne holds a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Public Policy. He is an active advocate and lobbyist in the halls of the U.S. Congress and North Carolina legislature. Dwayne is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Dwayne Daughtry

4 thoughts on “North Carolina ordered to remove more than 1,000 from registry

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    May 18, 2020 at 1:11 am
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    well that’s good news for me. That means since I registered in 5/2006 in NC I can move to NC and not have to contact anyone? Or how do I proceed if I decide I want to move back? My offense was in 93 from Fl. And I can also change my name I guess now?

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    • Dwayne Daughtry
      May 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm
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      Sit tight until you are contacted by the attorney generals office or other means. It is in their hands now. The state has the right to appeal the case, which could drag on for an unspecified period.

      As for legal questions (ie. name change, moving, etc…), we are not attorneys. You may want to consult an attorney for such questions.

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    May 15, 2020 at 11:08 am
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    So good to hear about this successful step forward. Thanks to Paul Duebbling and his dedication to the cause of NARSOL and NCRSOL, and all who have supported him!

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    May 14, 2020 at 8:44 pm
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    Virginia does the same thing. My son (minor charged as adult) for indecent liberties against a minor….Is now 34 yrs old. He relocated to VA where he is required to register as a “VIOLENT Sex offender” due to “victim” being a minor. My son currently sits in prison for failure to register when he shouldnt have to register at all. That offense was about 20 yrs ago, NC (the convicting state) sentenced him to register for 10 yrs. The registry causes irreparable harm to the registrants AND their families. It does not prevent sex offenses from happening. Its very costly to boot.

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