I am 33 years old and I am from New Mexico however, I committed my offence back in Oklahoma back in 2011. I had a lawyer I paid $1,000.00 in the end just to say, “Take this plea deal or you go to court it will be life with out the chance of Probation.” I was told he just glanced over the evidence and was best friends with the judge. Basically good old boys having out backwoods southern Justice.
I had to service 5 years in Prison was released to New Mexico in 2016 where I did Probation until 2019 when Oklahoma stated I was to be placed on Unsupported Probation until 2021.
I am very upset at the state of New Mexico as they require life long registry every 3 months and the problem is the registration office has moved 4 times since 2016. Also the original officer retired and was replaced in 2018 to great relief.
At this time I am living with my mother age 63 in a three room 1975 single wide trailer on my father’s farm and we are lucky for now. However, my father is going blind from insulin-dependent diabetes, have nephropathy in feet, breathing problems and the same age as my mother by just one week. I
am grateful for now to have a safe place to live and am working with a lawyer to help get off the registration in 15 years. According to law it is not New Mexico that sets my registration, it’s Oklahoma, the state I came from.
I am very hopeful I am able to get removed as I want to be able to get housing, employment, schooling, travel and not have to live solely on SSI the rest of my life.