How the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program works
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 7-Aug-2015
Any person who has been arrested on allegations of sex crimes in Texas can face serious repercussions in both a personal life and professional life. From an initial investigation to a criminal trial, there are many challenges involved in these situations. You can also be subject to long-term consequences if ordered to participate in the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program. Both adults and juveniles can be required to register depending upon the circumstances.
The Texas Department of Public Safety indicates that the first law requiring sex offender registration was enacted in 1991. You can be required to register if you have been convicted of or adjudicated for a sex crime in Texas or in another state or country if you now live, work or attend school in Texas. Convictions under military law can also result in your required registration in Texas. All registrations must happen at the law enforcement facility nearest to where you live. If you live in another state but work or go to school in Texas, you will register at the facility closest to your school or job.
Detailed personal information must be provided to the sex offender registry and many of these will be made available to the public. Some data is protected and not given to the public. This includes your social security number, phone numbers, driver’s license number, employer’s information and online identifiers.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we have helped many people facing sex crime allegations navigate the complex world of a criminal defense.
Categories: Sex Crimes