Have you or a loved one been convicted of a sexual crime in Denver, Boulder, or El Paso County? Sexual offenses include but are not limited to the following:
- Sexual Assault on an Adult or Child
- Enticement of a Child
- Incest / Aggravated Incest
- Internet Luring of a Child
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child
- Indecent Exposure
Anyone convicted of or adjudicated for a sex offense must register as a sex offender with the police department in his or her city, or the county sheriff. This must be completed either annually, quarterly, or both, depending on the circumstances and the crime. Registration also needs to take place if a registered sex offender moves. An offender has 5 days to register or re-register if moving, either within the state or out of state, and when released from prison or jail. Failure to register could result in additional time spent in jail or prison.
What Is Required to Register as an Offender?
Names / Aliases
Chat Room / IM Id’s
In addition to the above requirements (chat room and / or instant messaging names, email addresses, vehicle information, and any names or aliases used), a registration fee is often required of those convicted of a sexual offense, depending on the city, county, and whether or not the applicant is registering for the first time or re-registering.
Examples of Possible Sex Offender Registration Fees:
(All fees are subject to change, so please be aware of your city or county’s requirements)
No fees for registration
$75 quarterly, $75 yearly, and $25 for off quarters
$75 first time, $25 annually and quarterly
$50 first time, and
$25 to re-register
$25 yearly and quarterly
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender is a Crime
Often, people aren’t aware they are required to register as a sexual offender upon conviction, or they stop at the end of their registration period. Unfortunately, not knowing the law on how to discontinue registration or deregister can result in serious consequences. Additional jail, treatment, and supervision time can be required. The consequences depend on the original crime the person was convicted of.
Class 6 or Class 5 Felony
If the underlying sex offense was a felony offense and the defendant is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, they will be charged with either a class 6 or class 5 felony.
If the underlying sex offense was a misdemeanor offense and the defendant is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, they will be charged with a misdemeanor.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Often, people aren’t charged with this crime because they didn’t register at all. Instead, they are charged after they are confused by the complex rules of this statute. They make a mistake and then must deal with another court case. Because of the complexities of the law regarding sex offender registration, it is wise to take responsibility and know what is required of you. If you have any questions, contact your criminal defense attorney, who can look at your situation and advise you. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact one of our aggressive criminal defense lawyers. We have a passion for the rights of people who have been charged with sex offenses, and will fight to get you the best possible outcome. Or, if you are tired of the unforgiving rules and regulations of registration and believe you are eligible to discontinue registration, contact one of our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation.