March 4, 2013 Court of Appeals Retroactivity Ruling

The Maryland Sex Offender Registry Unit has received instructions from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Assistant Attorney General that:

1) This ruling does not apply to all retroactive cases on the registry. The COA decision only applies to cases where the registrant is only required to register under the 2009/2010 retroactive statute(s). Each case will have to be reviewed independently.

2) All of the cases that meet the criteria in #1 must be reviewed to determine if they are required to register under SORNA. It should be noted that the tiers under the federal system may be different from the state definitions and the reporting requirements may also change.

For registrants who believe that they are only registered because of the 2009/2010 retroactive laws please complete and forward the form below requesting that the SORU review whether or not they are required to continue registration under Maryland law and if SORNA specifically applies to your case.

Please contact the Attorney Generalís Office 410-585-3070 if you have questions.

THE STATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY UNIT DOES NOT HAVE A PUBLIC OFFICE.

NO REQUESTS FOR AN IN-PERSON REVIEW WILL BE GRANTED. ALL FORMS ARE TO BE MAILED VIA THE POSTAL SERVICE TO THE STATE REGISTRY.

Download a "REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT" form