If you would like to deregister as a sex offender in Denver or any other area in Colorado, you may petition the court for an order which allows for sex offender deregistration. In Colorado, there are certain time frames you must follow before you may file a petition to deregister with the court. If you fail to petition the court and discontinue sex offender registration on your own, you will face Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, C.R.S. 18-3-412.5, charges. Contact a skilled sex crimes lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office immediately if you have more questions about deregistering as a sex offender in Colorado.
Sex Offender Deregistration in Arapahoe and Adams County, Colorado | When Can I Petition to Deregister?
First of all, it's important to note that not all sexual offenses allow for deregistration as a sex offender in Arapahoe County, Adams County and across Colorado. For the ones that do, certain factors are taken into account for when you may be permitted to deregister. Some of those factors include the level of offense, whether you've been convicted of a sex offense more than once, and your final release from the jurisdiction of the court. Below are the following time periods for petitioning to deregister as a sex offender in Colorado, which apply under certain circumstances:
- If the offense that required you to register was a class 1, 2 or 3 felony, you may petition the court to deregister after twenty years.
- If the offense that required you to register was a class 4, 5 or 6 felony or the class 1 misdemeanor of unlawful sexual contact, or sexual assault in the third degree, you may petition the court to deregister after a period of ten years.
- If the offense that required you to register was a misdemeanor other than the class 1 misdemeanor of unlawful sexual contact or sexual assault in the third degree, you may petition the court to deregister after five years.
- If you were required to register due to being place on a deferred judgment and sentence or deferred adjudication for an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, you may petition the court to deregister after you've completed your sentence or your case has been dismissed.
- If you were younger than eighteen years old when committing the offense, you may petition the court to deregister after you've completed your sentence or been discharged from a juvenile sentence or disposition, and haven't been convicted or have a pending prosecution for an offense.
Discontinue Sex Offender Registration in Douglas and Jefferson County, Colorado: Why You Should Hire an Attorney
If you think you may qualify for sex offender deregistration in Douglas, Jefferson County or any other area in Colorado, you should contact the sex crimes defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office to help you. Our criminal defense lawyers know what judges are looking for before granting the petition to deregister as a sex offender in Colorado. We know judges often look to victims, parole or probation officers, or treatment professionals to help them decide whether to grant the petition or not. Our goal as your attorneys is to use any positive testimonies from these individuals to explain to the judge why there is a low risk you will reoffend. We will show them your criminal record. We will work hard to fight to get your freedom back. Call the top criminal defense attorneys at our office today if you have more questions about deregistering as a sex offender in Colorado, and protect your future.