Working To Keep Your Name Off The Sex Offender Registry
If you have are for and charged with a sex crime in the state of Ohio, you may be required to register as a sex offender publicly. To avoid registration and protect your rights, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense legal lawyer immediately. At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, our attorneys know how to protect the rights of the accused, and we will defend your best interests.
Sex Crimes And Mandatory Registration
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires all sex offenders to publicly publish their personal information. Court-mandated reporting requirements and length of registration periods vary depending on the detail of your alleged crime. If your judge has appointed your case as a moderate or high-risk offense, you will be listed on both state and federal sex offender websites. When deemed a minimal risk sex offender, you will not be required to be listed on the internet.
Tier I offenders include those who have acted in the following ways:
- Importuning and voyeurism
- Sexual imposition
- Pandering obscenity
- Child enticement with sexual motivation
- Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
- Illegal usage of minor in nudity related to performance or material
- Stalking or menacing with sexual intent
Tier II offenders include, but are not limited to those who have acted in the following ways:
- Child endangerment
- Sex trafficking
- Coercion and enticement
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Abduction with sexual motivation
- Distribution or prediction of child pornography
- Kidnapping with sexual motivation or kidnapping a victim over 18
- Pandering obscenity or sexually oriented material involving a minor
Tier III offenders include, but are not limited to those who have acted in the following ways:
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated murder with sexual motivation
- Kidnapping a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity
Before your judge determines your risk level, you are entitled to a hearing. Our criminal defense attorney can examine the facts of your case and build a personalized strategy designed to fit your needs.
Do Not Wait To Defend Yourself
Your permanent criminal record and public sex registration will make it challenging for you to secure future opportunities. You can be denied employment, bank loans, housing and other benefits that involve a background check. Along with the disadvantages of your criminal record, the social stigma of having to register as a sex offender may cause you to face harassment and disassociation.
Our Delaware, Ohio, law firm will work to protect your name and prevent you from registering as a sex offender. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 740-513-4830 or send us an email with your contact information. Se habla español.