Judges overturn sex offender rule
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.