Our Successes In Sex Offender Removal Cases
A St. Louis County man hired FJR to get him removed from the Sex Offender Registry after he had spent almost 10 years on the registry. Matthew Radefeld handled the case for the petitioner who had been 17-years old at the time of the allegations. Matthew was able to show the Court at a hearing on the Petition for Removal that the petitioner was exempt from registering under bother State and Federal law. The Court granted the petition and he was finally removed from the Missouri State Sex Offender Registry.
After registering as a Missouri Sex Offender for over a decade, a St. Charles County man’s Petition for Removal from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry was granted by a Judge wherein the judge found that the client was not required to register as a sex offender under State and Federal law. Joe Flees was able to get the client’s name removed from all public websites and his case filed was sealed after arguing State and Federal registration issues pertaining to this case.
A St. Louis County business owner was charged with multiple counts of failure to register as a sex offender after the police had received complaints that he had set up numerous false Facebook accounts in an attempt to meet women. When the police attempted to conduct a sting operation to catch the defendant, he urgently called FJR who came to his immediate aid. He was still charged with the failure to register as the police had the Facebook posts. After almost a year of litigating the matter, Matthew Radefeld was finally able to convince the prosecutors to agree to a period of probation. The defendant was very pleased with the results as he avoided serving several years in prison.
After three separate petitions and two trips to the Southern District of Missouri Court of Appeals, Matthew Radefeld was finally able to get a Crawford County man removed from the sex offender registry. The petitioner was only 18 years old at the time of his allegations and the alleged victim (whom he later resided with for over five years) was 16 years old. Matthew was able to show the Court that the petitioner was exempt from the registration laws and that he should be removed immediately. The Court agreed. Matthew was also able to convince the prosecutors to dismiss the Failure to Register charges that they had also filed against the petitioner prior to his removal petitions.
A St. Charles County businessman had been required to register as a sex offender for the last 20+ years based upon an offense that happened when he was 14 years old. After evaluating the State of Missouri and Federal laws, as well as conducting an investigation of his underlying case, Matt Radefeld was under the strong belief that he was eligible for removal from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. After a lengthy hearing in St. Charles County Circuit Court, the judge ruled that he should be removed pursuant to state and federal law. He was able to go about the rest of his life and put his past behind him.
A Wright County man was found guilty of one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender following a bench trial. The Client came to Frank, Juengel, & Radefeld to handle the appeal. Matt Radefeld briefed and argued the case to the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District who reversed our Client’s conviction with an order to enter a Judgment of Acquittal.
A St. Charles County man had registered as a sex offender for the past seven years. He had previously pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender and had been on probation for that offense. After hiring FJR, Matthew Radefeld reviewed the case and determined that he never should have been required to register in the first place. After filing the petition for removal from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Charles County Police Department agreed that he should be removed forthwith.
A St. Louis County man was finally removed from the Sex Offender Registry after two separate petitions were filed in two different jurisdictions. The petitioner had been on the registry for almost 19 years before Matthew Radefeld was finally able to convince the St. Francois County prosecutors to allow his removal based upon new statutes in the State of Missouri. There was still concern that an agreement could not be reached based upon provisions in federal law, but Matthew was able to show them how those laws no longer apply.
A St. Charles County man was removed from the Sex Offender Registry after his second attempt at removal with the court. The petitioner’s original case was from another state so FJR had to file a petition in the State of Illinois to affirmatively declare that petitioner never had to register as a sex offender in that state. There was immense opposition to obtaining this declaration, but eventually FJR prevailed. Matthew Radefeld and Mike Murphy were finally able to get this man off of the registry after unnecessarily being on this list for over 12 years.
An Audrain County man was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender as he had been caught spending the night on multiple occasions at the residence of his girlfriend. Due to his status as a prior and persistent offender, the defendant was looking at an enhanced punishment of 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. After a very successful preliminary hearing, Matthew Radefeld was able to convince the prosecuting attorney that he would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt at trial that the defendant had violated the law. The case was dismissed by the prosecutor and the defendant was able to remain out of prison and continue to live his life.
After a lengthy removal hearing, Matthew Radefeld was able to get a St. Charles County man removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. The controversial subject matter was whether or not his original offending charge was actual a sex offense as defined under federal law. Thankfully, the Court ruled that it was not and he was allowed to be removed from the Registry. Additionally, the prosecutors dismissed a failure to register charge they had filed against the petitioner during the course of his removal petition.
Federal charges were file against a Washington University chemist who had allegedly failed to register as a sex offender in the state of Missouri. After conducting a thorough background investigation and obtaining records from several other states, Matthew Radefeld was able to convince the federal prosecutors that they would not be able to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at a jury trial. After presenting the matter to the U.S. Attorney, the charges were dismissed against defendant. He was able to keep his job and avoid a federal prison sentence.
Matthew Radefeld was able to get an Iron County man removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry after they were able to get his previous California state charge reversed and his previous sex offense conviction vacated.
An Audrain County man was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The charges stem from the defendant spending the night at his girlfriend’s house at various times over a several month period. The prosecution tried to argue that defendant was required to register even though he had not stayed any substantial time at the girlfriend’s residence. On the eve of trial, Matthew Radefeld convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case for lack of evidence.
An Audrain County man was accused of residing within 1000 feet of a day care by a sex offender. At preliminary hearing, Matthew Radefeld cross-examined the investigating police officers and argued to the court that there was no evidence to show that defendant knew that he was residing that close to a day care facility. The court agreed with the defense and dismissed the matter.
A St. Charles County man had charges of failure to register as a sex offender dismissed after his attorney, Matthew Radefeld, convinced the prosecutors that they would not be successful at trial.
A St. Charles County man who had been told by his probation officer that he was required to register as a sex offender was finally removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry after a trial in circuit court. Matthew Radefeld handled the matter and was able to show the court that the offense this man had originally pled to was not a registerable offense and the federal law did not apply.
A Franklin County man was successful in his petition to be removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, argued that the federal law does not apply to this man, and he had no obligation under Missouri law. The court agreed.
After a trial on a Jefferson County man’s petition for removal from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry, the court granted his request and ordered that he be removed forthwith. Matthew Radefeld successfully argued at trial that the federal and state laws do not apply in this case. The attorney general decided not to appeal the ruling.
Matthew Radefeld was successful in getting a man, who had pleaded guilty to sexually related charges in the military, off the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. This was the first case to be decided by a circuit court on this issue after the 2009 Doe v. Keathley decision. The main issue was the age of the defendant and the alleged victim of the crime. Once off the list, the man immediately left the state of Missouri just in case the law changed again — which it did.
A St. Louis County man was removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry after winning his civil lawsuit against the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department. The statute under which he had been convicted was found to be unconstitutional after the completion of his sentence. Dan Juengel argued the case on the client’s behalf.
A St. Louis County man had pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct first degree against a 40-year-old woman. He received a suspended imposition of sentence and was on supervised probation, but was monitored on the Sex Offender Caseload. His probation officer told him that he must register or face revocation. He complied with her order for over one year. After this time, Matthew Radefeld reviewed his case and filed a motion to get him removed from the Sex Offender Registry. After arguments were heard, Matthew was successful in convincing the court that under the SORA statutes he should not be required to register. The man was taken off the list immediately.