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Judges overturn sex offender rule

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Posted: Mar 31, 2010 6:44 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: sex offender, driver's license, appeal, ruling, register

An appeals court ruled the state cannot require a man to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life or carry a special driver's license and identification card.

The ruling overturns a state judge's ruling against Jimmy L. Smith who was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile when he was 19.

Smith's attorney said he served his sentence for the 1995 convictions, completed his probation and complied with post-release registration requirements for a 10-year period after he was released from prison.

The opinion issued Friday says Smith fulfilled his duty to register as a sex offender for the period of time that was applicable when he was convicted.

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