Out of State registrants in North Carolina and attorney Paul Dubbeling were handed a win yesterday in Federal Court, when the Judge granted summary judgement in their favor!

The lawsuit, “concerns a discrete set of individuals who were required to register as sex offenders after moving to North Carolina prior to December 1, 2006, for out-of-state offenses committed prior to December 1, 2006.”

The crux of the lawsuit was that the determination of whether an out-of-state offense was “substantially similar” to a North Carolina offense and left it up to some employee in the Sheriff’s office to make that determination. That, the court found, violated the plaintiff’s due process rights.

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A copy of the decision can be read here: Grabarczyk v. Stein – Order

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