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In Washington state any adult or juvenile who lives, works, or attends school, and who has been convicted, adjudicated, or found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) of an eligible sex or kidnap offense must register with the local county sheriff in the county where they reside, work, or attend school. For some, this is a lifetime requirement, for others it may end after two, five, ten, or fifteen years. The registration requirements are significant and burdensome and for many individuals too burdensome, triggering new charges for failure to register pursuant to RCW 9A.44.130. In this session, Ali Hohman and Sam Wolf will discuss legal strategies for litigating these cases, including carefully examining and challenging prior convictions as evidence, examining the client’s eligibility to end the duty to register, and negotiating plea bargaining alternatives to offenses that will not further extend the duty to register.