How Long Can You be on the Sex Offender Registry?
2 years ago by Brian
A sex crime conviction could put your reputation, future, and freedom at stake. The State of Minnesota requires that convicted individuals register as sex offenders for a period of time. If you were arrested for a sex offense, it is imperative that you have skilled legal counsel representing you.
A sex offense conviction under the Criminal Code for the State of Minnesota can have many long-lasting impacts on your own life, as well as the lives of your loved ones. In addition, after being convicted, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can limit your prospects in terms of finding a job or a place to live. Therefore, if you have been arrested on a sex crime charge, it is essential that you retain experienced legal counsel to represent you in your case as early on in the process as possible.
The Woodbury sex crime lawyers at JS Defense, PA., can defend you throughout your criminal case and work to minimize any potential consequences. Please call us today to find out more about how we could assist you throughout your pending criminal matter.
Sex Offenses that Require Registration Upon Conviction
If you have been convicted of certain crimes in the State of Minnesota, you will be required to register as a sex offender on the state registry. These offenses include the following:
- First-degree kidnapping
- First-degree murder
- Criminal sexual conduct (first, second, third, and fourth-degree)
- Falsely imprisoning a minor
- Soliciting a minor to take part in prostitution
- Felony-level indecent exposure
- Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual conduct
- Possessing child pornography
Registration means that your personal information, convictions, address, and more will all be available for anyone to see through a simple online search. This can impact your personal and professional life in many ways.
Length of Time that Sex Offenders are Required to Register
Sex offenders in the State of Minnesota who have been convicted of the underlying offense are required to register for at least ten years. In cases where the accused offender receives a period of criminal probation that exceeds ten years, however, he or she must register for the entire probationary period.
In some instances, convicted individuals will have to register as offenders for the remainder of their lives. For example, individuals who have committed aggravated offenses and/or repeat sex offenses will have to register for life. The same is true for individuals who are considered to be sexual predators. Failing to register when required to do so can carry serious penalties, including jail time.
Call a Knowledgeable Woodbury Sex Crimes Lawyer Today
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Minnesota, the experienced and compassionate legal team at JS Defense, PA., is ready to help. We can help you formulate a defense to your charge and work to obtain a favorable result in court on your behalf. If you are ultimately convicted of the underlying sex offense, we will work hard on your behalf to minimize the potential consequences.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury sex crimes attorney, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information.