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Denver and Aurora Sex Offender Registration and Deregistration

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Learn about sex offender registration and deregistration in Colorado.
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Convictions for sex crimes such as Incest, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification or Sexual Assault are crippling men and women in Denver and Aurora. Sometimes, people make mistakes and go too far with their sexual desires – often under the influence of alcohol. As a result, they may face sex offender registration. Because of the harshness surrounding sex offender registration, our criminal defense attorneys fight hard to help our clients deregister. Judges are never required to permit deregistration. Let's learn more about the effects of sex offender registration and what it looks like to deregister in Colorado.

Registering as a Sex Offender and the Sex Offender Label in Denver

Somebody could be labeled a sex offender for watching an explicit movie with his child. That's different from many people's ideas of a sex offender.

If convicted of a sex offense in Denver or Arapahoe County, you are required by law to register as a sex offender, C.R.S. 16-22-103.

Sex offender registration was developed so people living in quiet neighborhoods or near public parks knew if a sex offender lived nearby. The idea was for them to take reasonable precautions around these offenders. Yet, the sex offender label can be misleading and instill unnecessary fear in the public.

For example, somebody could be living in your neighborhood with the label of a sex offender for watching an explicit movie with his children. That's different from many people's ideas of a sex offender in Denver or Adams County. Understandably, many people hear the words “sex offender” and assume all sex offenders on the registry are predators and violent people. But, that isn't true. Many persons convicted did not have any physical contact with a child or adult victim. There are several different types of sex offenses. Because we understand how sex offenders are treated in public settings, we fight hard for those wanting to deregister as a sex offender. Don't let sex offender registration keep you from a hopeful future.

Douglas County Sex Offender Deregistration

Our sex crimes lawyers will fight to prove your deregistration is not a risk to your community.

Someone wanting to deregister as a sex offender cannot do so without a judge's permission. That's where our criminal defense lawyers come in. We know how judges think and what they look for. If you are interested in deregistering as a sex offender in Douglas or Jefferson County, you must first petition the court. The number of years before you can petition the court depends on your level of offense.

Before a judge grants your petition, they often look to other people in your criminal case to help them make a decision. We know the value of working with these men and women to increase your chances of getting a deregistration order.

These people could be:

The Victim

Treatment Professionals

Probation Officer

Prosecuting District Attorney

Further, the government is afraid all sex offenders will reoffend. But, our experienced criminal defense attorneys don't agree. That's why we fight to prove that you are a low risk to reoffend. The sex offender label is unwarranted in most situations. As a result, we develop a comprehensive plan to show a judge and other government officials that you are safe to be in the community. It's important that we gather as much insight and support to prove you are not a threat to society.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one would like more information on sex offender registration or are interested in petitioning the court to deregister as a sex offender in Englewood, Littleton or Highlands Ranch, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best sex crimes defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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