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Heath v State

11-4-2009 Delaware:

Heath v State (Most unusual case)
(983 A.2d 77 (2009)

The Governor, as the Board of Pardons recommended, unconditionally pardoned Brian Heath for Second Degree Unlawful Sexual Contact. We address, on first impression, whether that pardon permits Heath to deregister as a sexual offender. The trial judge decided that the pardon statute's silence regarding registration differentiates its effect from expunction, which would extinguish Heath's Registry requirements.

Because the Board and Governor review "propensity for recidivism" before recommending and granting an unconditional pardon and a pardon restores all civil rights, no basis remains for mandating continued registration as a sex offender. Therefore, we REVERSE the judgment of the Superior Court

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