Sex Offenses that Require Registration in Denver

Every state mandates some form of sex offender registration. Individuals who have been convicted of a sex offense are required to register their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, car registration, and other information with local law enforcement in the jurisdiction in which they live (i.e. with Denver, Aurora, or Centennial police). Colorado statute 16-22-103 defines the requirements for registering as a sex offender in Douglas, Denver and Jefferson County and throughout Colorado. The following is a list of the sex offenses that require registration. Those required to register are:

  • Any person who was convicted in Colorado for an Unlawful Sexual Offense.
  • Any person who was convicted in another state or jurisdiction (including but not limited to a military or federal jurisdiction) of an offense that would constitute an Unlawful Sexual Offense.
  • Any person who was released on (or after) July 1, 1991 from the Department of Corrections that has served a sentence for an Unlawful Sexual Offense.
  • Any person (on or after July 1, 1994) who has been convicted of, or received a deferred sentence in Colorado or any other state for an offense that involved Unlawful Sexual Behavior (this includes criminal attempts, conspiracy or solicitation).

Unlawful Sexual Offense | Crimes Against Children | Register Annually According to C.R.S. 16-22-108

The following is a list of crimes classified as an “Unlawful Sexual Offense” in Arapahoe, and Adams County and other Colorado counties:

Unlawful Sexual Behavior | Register Annually According to C.R.S. 16-22-108

The following is a list of crimes designated as “Unlawful Sexual Behavior” in Colorado:

Quarterly Registration (Every 90 Days | Required to Register for Remainder of Life)

The following crimes require more frequent registration due to their severity or perceived risk to the public:

Register for the remainder of life (unless they received a deferred judgment for one of the following offenses. If this is the case, they can petition to deregister).

Petition to Discontinue Registration as a Sex Offender in Colorado

Certain sex offenders are eligible to petition the court to deregister. It is important to understand that you must petition the court before you stop registering, or you will be charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – C.R.S. 18-3-412.5, and face possible prison or jail time. Learn more about deregistering as a sex offender, including the time period after which you can petition the court.

The law regarding sex offenses is complex. Colorado has some of the harshest sentences for sex offenders. There are many sex offenses that require registration as a sex offender. Because of this, it wise to work with an experienced lawyer who has a thorough understanding of criminal law. Don’t stand alone in front of a judge or jury.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for one of the sex offenses that require registration as a sex offender in Jefferson, Adams, or Douglas County, be smart, exercise your right to  remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.