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Sex Offender Registration Violation

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When individuals (either adults or juveniles) are convicted of sex crimes in the state of Texas, they are required to register as sex offenders. This means that their status as sex offenders becomes available through a public database. Individuals who are required to register as sex offenders must report certain information to law enforcement on a regular basis, including information about where they are residing.

A failure to comply with the requirements of the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program can result in the offender being charged with a felony offense.

Have questions about the registration requirements you must comply with as a convicted sex offender, or do you need to contest an alleged registration violation? I am a San Antonio criminal defense attorney who is fully committed to protecting my clients' freedom!

Sex Offender Requirements

The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program requires sex offenders to go to a law enforcement authority within their city (or county, if the person does not live in a city) and provide that authority with certain information.

This includes (but is not limited to) the following information:

  • Name and any aliases
  • Any addresses where the person resides
  • Personal information (date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, etc.)
  • Facts related to the conviction (type of offense, date of conviction, age of victim, etc.)
  • Information about occupational or professional licenses or other authorizations
  • Recent color photo
  • Fingerprints

After registering for the first time, convicted sex offenders must periodically check in with the local law enforcement authority to ensure that all the information is kept up-to-date. They are also required to immediately report any changes to their information, such as address changes.

Sex Offender Registry is Public

Most of the information reported to law enforcement becomes publicly available through the statewide sex offender registration database, which is accessible online. Local law enforcement authorities also maintain their own databases that the public can access. In some cases, law enforcement authorities can even publish the names of sex offenders in publications such as newspapers, and they can notify local residents by mail when "high risk" sex offenders move into their communities.

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When you are trying to get your life back on track after a sex crime conviction, the last thing you need is a sex offender registration violation to complicate things. Contact my firm for any issues related to sex crime charges or your status as a registered sex offender.

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