According to federal law and Arizona state law, individuals who are convicted
of certain types of
sex crimes must register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS). While
a majority of people understand that
sex offender registration can have negative effects, many are unaware of just how devastating this
can be to a person’s livelihood and ability to move on with their life.
Sex offender registration involves providing one’s address, place
of work, description, license plate number, vehicle description, and aliases
to the AZDPS to be placed on a social “blacklist” of sorts.
This information is added to a public registry which can be viewed by
members of the public, allowing them to identify individuals with histories
of sexual crimes located within their vicinity. Different offenses will
result in different risk levels and directly impact the length of a person’s
required registration. Higher-risk offenders such as violent sexual predators
are often required to register for life and are prohibited from living
near schools or day care facilities.
Sex offender registration can result from a conviction of any of the following offenses:
Registration as a sex offender can forever tarnish a person’s reputation
and force them to live life under intense scrutiny – even after
they have served their sentence. In addition, registration can bring automatic
disqualification from certain jobs and destroy one’s personal relationships.
Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense Lawyer in Mesa
If you have been accused of any sort of sex crime and are facing potential
sex offender registration, it is vital you retain the services of a powerful
legal team as soon as possible to protect your freedom. At Naegle &
Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, our Mesa sex crime lawyers have secured
numerous successes for countless clients and can maximize your chances of securing a favorable
outcome for your situation.
Call (480) 418-0776 or
schedule a free consultation today to review your legal options.