Yelverton v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
More than 25 years ago, Raymond Yelverton was convicted of child molestation and aggravated child molestation, and as a result, he was required to register as a sexual offender. Yelverton filed a petition for release from the registration requirements. The trial court denied his petition, noting that evidence of a similar transaction was admitted at his criminal trial, and concluding that the admission of that evidence rendered Yelverton ineligible for release. Yelverton appealed, arguing that the court misconstrued the law concerning his eligibility for release. The Supreme Court agreed, reversed and remanded the matter for further proceedings.