Sex Offender Registration Requirements:
When you register as a sex offender, you are required to register your:
- 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.Request a Free Consultation