You can pretty much always do it your self when it come to legal stuff. However, it is easier sometimes to write s check then to research all the laws concerned with your case. If someone makes a good income then I would say go adhead and drop to $2,000-$3,000 an Attorney is going to need. However, if you are struggling, either wait for the Attorney General or file a writ yourself.
Yes it sucks to be in the registry. My neighbors make sure I never forget. However, I am so much more than a sex offender. I just don’t see the fire. Why does it have to be yesterday and not in a few months? I think this is more about poor impulse control ( I want what I want now) than about being on the registry.
10 years from now it is going to matter you spent an extra 6 months in the registry thane you had to? The likely answer is probably no.