The first case is a truly rare decision whereby a trial court's classification of a defendant as a level 3 sex offender is actually reversed on appeal, with the defendant thereafter classified as a level 2 sex offender. It also supports my suspicion that judges look for any excuse whatsoever (even if unsupported by the facts or the law) to classify sex offenders at the highest level possible.
The second case pertains to a court in which I very frequently find myself - my home county of Saratoga. I am before Judges Hall and Jensen on a regular basis, so it very much behooves me to stay abreast of how often each of them are affirmed or reversed on appeal.
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