Who has to Register as a Sex Offender?
4 years ago by Justin M. Schiks
Individuals who are charged and ultimately convicted of a sex offense in the State of Minnesota are typically required to pay fines and often spend significant amounts of time in jail. Moreover, these individuals may be required to register as a sex offender online.
Sex offender convictions and required registrations can have a significant impact on both an offender’s personal life as well as his or her professional life. Consequently, if you have been charged with or convicted of a sex crime, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced lawyer as early in the process as possible.
An experienced Woodbury criminal defense lawyer at JS Defense, PA, will explain all of your rights to you and any available options to minimize the consequences of your sex crime charge or conviction. Please give us a call today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to help.
Specific Offenses that Require Sex Offender Registration in Minnesota
If you reside in the State of Minnesota and are convicted of a criminal offense that arises out of any of the following criminal charges, you will be required to register as a sex offender:
- Falsely imprisoning a minor child
- Kidnapping a child
- First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, or Fourth Degree criminal sexual conduct of a felony nature
- Soliciting an underage minor to engage in sexual conduct or some form of prostitution
- Indecent exposure of the felony variety
- Distributing or possessing child pornography
- A murder that occurs during the commission or the attempted commission of first or second-degree criminal sexual conduct, using violence or force
Individuals who fail to comply with these registration requirements in a timely manner can be subject to further charges and penalties for failing to register.
Sex Offender Registration Requirements for Individuals Who Enter Minnesota from Another State
There are also sex offender registration requirements in Minnesota which apply to those who wish to work, reside, or attend school in the state after being convicted of a similar sex crime in some other state. These individuals will be required to meet the following registration requirements:
- Provide the address information for all of their employers
- Provide a photograph and fingerprints, as well as sign a variety of different consent forms
- Provide the addresses of all primary residences and secondary residences, as well as the addresses applicable to any leased, owned, or rented property that exists within the State of Minnesota
- The make, model, year, color, and license plate information for all motor vehicles which the individual either owns or which he or she regularly operates
Call a Woodbury Criminal Defense Lawyer Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you have been charged with a sex crime, you should speak with the legal team at JS Defense, PA, as soon as possible. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury criminal defense attorney, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.