Lifetime Requirement to Register as Sex Offender Not Eliminated When Felony Conviction Reduced to Misdemeanor

Of all the penalties involved in a sex offense, nothing lasts longer than the lifetime requirement to register with local police as a sex offender for life.  While the local police usually handle the annual check-in without demeaning the individual, the stigma of the conviction remains for life.  Will this requirement end if a felony charge is reduced to a misdemeanor?  The following case summary addressed this question –

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