Although the requisite frequency varies according to the offense, a conviction for any sex offense, whether misdemeanor or felony, will result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. Even a child adjudicated as a juvenile for a sexual offense will be required to register as a sex offender. Registration as a sex offender is presumptively a lifetime requirement, and failing to comply with the strict procedural requirements of the registry can subject you to further criminal sanctions. The registry itself is open to the public and is easily accessible to anyone on the Internet.
Prepared to Handle a Wide Range of Registry Concerns
At Jurdem, LLC, some clients come to us after they have already suffered a conviction for a sex offense. Our attorneys are prepared to help anyone in such a situation to:
- Petition to be removed from the sex offender Registry
- Defend against an allegation that you failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements
- Defend against an allegation that you failed to comply with the terms and conditions of probation
- Defend against an allegation that you have committed a new criminal offense
Sex Offender Registration Involves Many Complex Restrictions
The restrictions placed on someone convicted of a sex offense are extremely difficult to comply with. Probation often restricts where a convicted sex offender can work and live and with whom a convicted sex offender can have contact. Sex offender treatment and therapy is expensive, time-consuming, and is mentally and emotionally draining for those who participate. One of the affirmative obligations of probation may be that the probationer maintains a residence and a full time job. And although everyone knows that the stigma of being a convicted sex offender makes it nearly impossible to find a job rent an apartment or home, you may face a lifetime prison sentence if you cannot comply. We can defend you against allegations that you have violated your probation.
The sex offender registry itself often provides the basis for future criminal charges. Someone who has resided and registered at a single address for the last 10 years could face two years in jail for forgetting to re-register on a particular date, even though they have remained at the same residence the entire time. Someone who is properly registered as a sex offender in a new residence can be subject to the same penalty for simply forgetting to deregister from the previous address. We can help you defend against claims that you violated your registration requirements as a sex offender.
Petitioning to Be Removed From the Sex Offender Registry
Depending upon the nature of the conviction, you can petition to be removed from the sex offender registry after 5, 10, or 20 years. We can help you determine whether you are eligible to be removed from the registry and, if you are, we can assist you in taking the legal steps necessary to relieve yourself of the heavy burden of registering as a sex offender.
Arrange a Free Case Evaluation
For experienced legal counsel that will be able to help you navigate the complex requirements of sex offense charges and the sex offender registry, turn to Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder. Call 303-800-3509 or toll free at 877-761-7852 or simply contact us online for a free initial consultation with one of our exceptional criminal defense lawyers. We accept major credit cards for our clients' convenience.