Registering as a Sex Offender: What Information to Register and How Often?
A sex offender must provide the following information when registering:
- Address and Phone Numbers
- Vehicle Information (including VIN number)
- E-mail Addresses
- Chat Room Names
- Instant Messaging Names
Other miscellaneous information may be required as well.
There are two different categories for registering. There are those who have to register yearly (on their birthday) and those who have to register quarterly (every 3 months). The type of sex offense a person is convicted of determines how often they must register. On top of the scheduled registration requirements, sex offenders must register or re-register within 5 days if they move to another residence in Colorado, move to another state, move from another state to Colorado, or are released from jail or prison.
Failure to Register in Fort Collins
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender– C.R.S. 18-3-412.5 – can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. This often gets charged if someone does not register within the required time frame or does not provide complete or accurate information on their registration paperwork. If the original offense was a felony, the Failure to Register charge will be a Class 5 or Class 6 felony. If the original offense was a misdemeanor, then the Failure to Register charge will be a misdemeanor. If the Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park Police have evidence that someone has failed to register or has provided inaccurate information, they will arrest the individual.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”90%”]You will need support for this unforgiving area of the law.[/pullquote]
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Failure to Register Charges
There are serious consequences for having a Failure to Register as a Sex Offender conviction on your record. It will make your treatment and supervision more complicated and could extend them. You may face Larimer County Jail time or DOC prison time as well. The experienced attorneys at the O’Malley Law Office will fight for you and your future. You will need support for this unforgiving area of the law.