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Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Denver, Douglas and Jefferson County

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Oct 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

You need an experienced attorney if you've been charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
There are many strict rules regulating sex offenders in the Denver metro area. If you are a registered sex offender, you will need to adhere to complex regulations. Keeping up can be difficult, and we want to make sure you know what is required of you if you are a sex offender in Adams, Arapahoe and Larimer County.

Sex Offender Registration Requirements:

When you register as a sex offender, you are required to register your:

  • Address
  • Places you have lived and current residence
  • Aliases and names you have used
  • Names and addresses of social networking sites you are a part of
  • Chat rooms you frequent
  • Motor-vehicle information
  • Where you work
  • Wherever you are enrolled in college, or another school

There is an overabundance of information that you are required to register. And, there are many opportunities to miss a requirement and fall short of the law. We suggest developing a checklist of registration requirements and reviewing it monthly for any changes in your life.

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – C.R.S. 18-3-412.5 in Denver

If you fail to register any of the miscellaneous information, provide inaccurate information, or fail to register at the correct time, you will be charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender – C.R.S. 18-3-412.5. You can also be charged with failure to register if you don't provide notice of the address where you're going to live after you get out of jail or the Colorado Department of Corrections. Essentially, you could be committing a crime before you even leave jail. If you don't have a place to go, you might as well stay in jail. You'll be committing a crime if you don't inform the police where you'll be living. You can also be charged with failure to register if you don't inform the police that you have enrolled in college, within five days of your enrollment. We have worked with students who have enrolled in school, only to be kicked out because they didn't know they were required to register.

It's Easy to Become a “Sex Offender,” But Difficult to Move On

Colorado has made it very easy to become a registered sex offender. Offenses such as Unlawful Sexual Contact – C.R.S. 18-3-404 can be charged when a guy is out drinking one night and gets a little too close to a woman while dancing. Because of the strict rules of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), it is almost impossible to move on with your life after committing a sex offense.

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If you or a loved one committed a sex offense and are charged with Failure to Register in Aurora, Littleton and Lakewood, 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.

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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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