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Denver Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Lawyer | Sex Offender Arrested During Eclipse

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

A man was caught for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender after coming out of hiding to watch the solar eclipse. Read more about it here.

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When a person is convicted of a sex offense like Sexual Assault or Unlawful Sexual Contact, a usual sentence requirement is registering as a sex offender. Not registering as required will result in a warrant being issued and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges being filed. A man who was wanted for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender was caught by law enforcement thanks to the eclipse. The agents had been watching the area, specifically where they thought he may be living. He left the home in an attempt to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse, at which point officers chased him down, finding him in a trash bin. His previous conviction for Sexual Assault on a Child is why he must register as a sex offender.

Adams County Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Attorney: What Constitutes Failing to Register in Jefferson County?

According to C.R.S. 18-3-412.5 – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – in Adams and Jefferson County, you can face this charge for:

  • Not registering on your scheduled registration date;
  • Providing false information or leaving information out on your registration paperwork or to law enforcement, probation, or the courts;
  • Not providing all alias names when registering; or
  • Not registering your email addresses, instant messaging identity, or chat room identity.

Most often, we see this charge in Jefferson County after a person has forgotten to register on their registration date.

Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Douglas County: How Often Do I Have to Register in Arapahoe County?

A person convicted of a sex offense in Arapahoe or Douglas County, will have to register annually on their birthday, or quarterly (every three months) depending on their conviction. Here is a list of the offenses that require quarterly registration:

  • Felony Sexual Assault (C.R.S. 18-3-402)
  • Sexual Assault on a Child (C.R.S. 18-3-405)
  • Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust (C.R.S. 18-3-405.3)
  • Sexual Assault on a Client by a Psychotherapist (C.R.S. 18-3-405.3)
  • Incest (C.R.S. 18-6-301)
  • Aggravated Incest (C.R.S. 18-6-302)

Also, if a person is designated a sexually violent predator, they will have to register quarterly as well. Otherwise, convictions for offenses like Unlawful Sexual Contact, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification require registration once a year, up to 5 days before, on, or 5 days after the person's birthday.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 today. 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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