Texas sex offenders may no longer have to list where they work
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 20-Mar-2013
Should convicted sex offenders in Texas be required to list where they work? Under current state law, convicted sex offenders have to list where they live and work on the state's online sex registry website but a proposed bill may soon change this requirement.
Two lawmakers in Texas recently proposed a bill that would no longer require convicted sex offenders to publicly list where they work. The lawmakers said they proposed the bill because current sex offender registration requirements make it very difficult for former offenders to find employment.
The lawmakers said that the requirement for convicted sex offenders to list online where they work makes it more difficult for them to find or keep their jobs because many businesses do not want the public to know that they have a sex offender working at their company because it may hurt their business.
If the proposed bill is passed and signed into law in Texas, it would a significant impact on convicted sex offenders. Under current laws, individuals convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with the state. Depending on the charges and severity of the crime, there are specific requirements that convicted sex offenders must follow in Texas. Sex offender registration requirements include listing your address, the crime you were convicted of and several other personal and specific details that are open to the public.
Being convicted of a sex crime is a very serious offense and individuals arrested for sex crimes should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect their rights and their future.
Source: WOAI, "Bill would end registry listing of where sex offenders work," March 15, 2013
Categories: Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault