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What is a sex offender registry?

| Mar 15, 2021 | sex crimes |

When an accused individual is facing a sex offense, they may also be facing the requirement that they register as part of a sex offender registry. It is important for accused individuals to understand the requirements of a sex offender registry and what comes with one.

What information must be provided?

If an individual who has been convicted of a sex offense is required to register as part of a sex offender registry, they will typically be required to provide certain information. The information they are required to provide can vary but may include their name, date of birth, Social Security number, a DNA sample and address. Additional or other information may also be required based on where the accused individual is required to register.

What information is commonly available to the public?

It is important to understand that some of the information the accused individual is required to supply if convicted of a sex offense may be available to the public. Information that may be available to the public can include the name of the accused individual and any aliases they have; their current address; the offense they were convicted of; and a photograph of them.

If an individual is convicted of a sex offense and is required to register as a sex offender, and they fail to do so or fail to comply with the requirements for registration, failure to comply may result in additional criminal charges. The serious nature of sex crimes charges highlights the important nature of criminal defense options and familiarity with them which all individuals facing criminal charges she be aware of.

 

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