FAQs About the Texas Sex Offender Registry Program
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 14-Jul-2014
If convicted of a sex crime, you will be required to register with the Texas Sex Offender Registry Program. If you fail to do so, you will be charged with a felony and you’ll face additional penalties. If you have any questions about complying with the law as it relates to sex crimes, contact a criminal law firm. A lawyer can help you learn how to be in full compliance so as to avoid additional penalties.
Who Must Register In Texas?
You may be required to register if registration is a condition of your parole or release to mandatory supervision, if it’s a condition of community supervision, or if you have a reportable conviction or adjudication. In other words, if you were convicted of a sex crime, you may be required by law to register. Additionally, if you were convicted of a sex crime in another state and then move to Texas, you could be required to register.
What Is the Registration Procedure?
If required to register, you must do so with the local law enforcement of your municipality or county of residence. You must register promptly upon moving to that location. Upon registering, you will be required to provide certain information, such as your full name, physical characteristics, Social Security number, and employment information. The registration database will include your photograph.
Can Anyone View the Information?
In most cases, the public can view the information in the sex offender registry. The public will not have access to the offender’s Social Security number, phone number, or driver’s license number.
What Are the Different Risk Levels?
Offenders are classified according to a numeric risk level. Level one is low risk, level two is moderate risk, and level three is high risk. Offenders who are considered moderate or high risk will have a greater level of supervision by law enforcement officers.
The criminal defense team at the Law Offices Of Jeffrey C. Grass understands the many intricacies of sex offender registration and we’ll advocate on your behalf to minimize the consequences. In some cases, our criminal defense lawyer can lessen your risk level to reduce the intensity of law enforcement supervision. Those in the Dallas and Plano areas are welcome to call our criminal law firm at .
Categories: Sex Crimes