It may take at least 4 months for a judge to rule on your petition. You MUST keep your registration current during this time. You are required to register until a judge has ruled in your favor and you are removed from the registry.

Law enforcement has 60 days after your PC 290.5 petition is filed to file a report with the DA and the court. The report assesses whether you have completed your registration period and are eligible for removal. Both the registering law enforcement agency and the law enforcement agency in the county of conviction, if different, prepare reports.

Within 60 days of receiving the report from law enforcement, the DA in the county of registration or the DA in the county of the prior offense may request a hearing in court. The DA may request a hearing if you have not completed your registration period or if community safety would be significantly enhanced by continued registration.