Petitioning To End A Sex Offender Registry Requirement
Conviction of a sex crime in Colorado has consequences that reach far beyond incarceration. In addition to a likely prison or jail sentence, a guilty verdict or a guilty plea to a sex crime means you will be required to register as a sex offender with local law enforcement officials once you are released.
Any person who was convicted of a sex offense in any other state for which he or she would be required to register on a sex offender registry in that state is also required to register in Colorado.
Under the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act, a person who is convicted of being a sexually violent predator or convicted of the most serious sex crimes is required to register as a sex offender for life.
However, it is possible for individuals who are convicted of certain sex crimes to petition the court to discontinue the registration requirement. In order to do so, a person must register successfully for an amount of time designated by the court.
Assertive Defense If You Are Accused And Guidance If You Have Been Convicted
At Zuckerman Law, we understand the disruption that comes with any criminal conviction, but know this is especially so when a person is convicted of a sex crime. In most cases, a convicted sex offender’s name is listed online on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s sex offender registry, as well as other websites. Often, this information is available to the public.
Our attorneys are committed to helping individuals who have been accused of a crime as well as those who have been convicted keep their life on track. Sex offender registration can make it difficult to find work or housing and comes with significant fees an offender must pay. We believe strongly in people getting second chances. We help convicted sex offenders navigate through the process of petitioning to end the requirement to register with local law officials.
Failure to register as a sex offender is a felony in Colorado if the underlying sex offense conviction was a felony. This can result in additional prison time. If the underlying conviction was a misdemeanor. then failure to register is also a misdemeanor, which can only be punished by county jail time or probation. Rather than risk incarceration, probation or fines, meet with our experienced lawyers to determine if a permanent solution is possible. Call 720-500-5757 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We work with clients throughout metro Denver.