Richard Dobeski was convicted of child molestation in 2008. Upon his release from prison on July 16, 2015, he had seven days to register as a sex offender. He was arrested for failing to register in the afternoon of July 23. We was convicted for failure-to-register and appealed the conviction. His argument was that he was supposed to be given seven calendar days to register and so he had until midnight on July 23 to register. The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed and vacated his conviction–adding that the day of his release is not the first of the seven day grace period.
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