What is Sex Offender Registration?
2 years ago by Brian
When a person is convicted of certain sex offenses in the State of Minnesota, he or she will be required to register as a sex offender. If the person fails to register in a timely manner, then he or she could be facing additional criminal charges and penalties upon conviction.
Criminal charges for sex crimes are some of the most serious criminal charges that can arise in the State of Minnesota. A person who is found guilty and/or convicted of a Minnesota sex crime may have to register as a sex offender for a specified period of time (a lifetime, in some instances) after the conviction. If you have been charged with or convicted of a sex offense, it is important that you have skilled legal representation in your corner as soon as possible to represent you in your case.
The knowledgeable Woodbury, MN sex crimes attorneys at JS Defense, PA., can help you fight a sex crime charge and work to minimize the consequences to you. Please call us today to discover more about how we could help defend you against your Minnesota sex crime charge.
Crimes that Require a Person to Register as a Sex Offender in Minnesota
In order for a person to have to register as a sex offender in Minnesota, he or she must first be found guilty and/or convicted of a qualifying sex crime. Those offenses include the following:
- Felony criminal sexual conduct
- Solicitation of a minor to take part in sexual conduct or prostitution
- Distributing or possessing child pornographic materials
- Falsely imprisoning a minor
- Indecent exposure at the felony level
- Murder that is committed when a person is also committing – or attempting to commit – first or second-degree criminal sexual conduct that involves violence or force
Sex Offender Registration Requirements
Registration requirements for sex offenders in the State of Minnesota typically include providing the addresses of both primary and secondary residences that they rent, lease, or own within the state, as well as any employment addresses. Offenders must also provide information about vehicles that they own or drive on a regular basis, including the vehicle color, year, model, make, and license plate information. Finally, offenders must provide a photograph and fingerprint card.
Contact a Knowledgeable Woodbury, MN Sex Crimes Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Minnesota, you should seek out an experienced attorney to represent you in your case as soon as possible. The skilled team of attorneys at JS Defense, PA., will zealously defend you in your case and pursue the best possible result on your behalf. In the event that you are found guilty or convicted of the offense, we will work to help you avoid (or minimize) the personal and professional consequences that are often associated with sex offense convictions, including required sex offender registration.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury, MN sex crimes lawyer, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.