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If you are convicted of an unlawful sexual offense, such as Sexual Assault, Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Sexual Assault on a Child, Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, you must register as a sex offender. If you fail to register as a sex offender when required in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, you will face charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Failure to Register in Douglas County and Across Colorado
In Douglas County, Adams County and every other county of Colorado, you can face charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, C.R.S. 18-3-412.5, for:
- Failing to register when required;
- Submitting a registration form containing false information or submitting an incomplete registration form;
- Failing to provide information or knowingly providing false information to a probation department employee, to a community corrections administrator or his or her designee, or to a judge or magistrate when receiving notice of the duty to register;
- Failing to provide notice of the address where you plan to reside after you're released from incarceration;
- Knowingly providing false information to a sheriff, department of corrections personnel, or department of human services personnel concerning the address where you plan to reside after you're released from incarceration;
- Failing to provide your current name and any former names;
- Failing to register with the local law enforcement agency in each jurisdiction where you reside after changing an address, establishing an additional residence or legally changing names;
- Failing to provide your correct date of birth, to sit for or otherwise provide a current photograph or image, to provide a current set of fingerprints, or to provide your correct address;
- Failing to complete a cancellation of registration form and file the form with the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction where you will no longer reside;
- Failing to register an address where your trailer or motor home is lawfully located (if that's your place of residence);
- Failing to register an e-mail address, instant messaging identity or chat room identity prior to using the address or identity if required to register that information
How Often You Must Register as a Sex Offender in Colorado
How often you must register as a sex offender depends on the type of crime you were convicted of. You must register either annually or quarterly (every 90 days) and after every relocation. Under Colorado law, you only have five days to register or re-register if you move. There are many restrictions and time requirements you must keep track of when registering. If you don't meet these requirements, you run the risk of an arrest or charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Sentence for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Arapahoe County, Colorado
In Arapahoe County, Jefferson County and everywhere else in Colorado, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on whether you were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sexual offense. Failure to register as a sex offender is a class 6 felony if you were convicted of a felony sexual offense. A second or subsequent offense of failure to register as a sex offender (if convicted of a felony sexual offense) is a class 5 felony. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender can also be a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime if you are convicted of misdemeanor unlawful sexual behavior.
Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender? Call the O'Malley Law Office
If you face charges or accusations of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Denver, Aurora, Englewood or anywhere else in Colorado, call the attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office immediately. A conviction of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender can lead to imprisonment, more sex offender treatment, and increased supervision for probation or parole. Only a skilled criminal defense lawyer with years of experience fighting Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges can help protect your future. Call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office to set up a free initial consultation with us today.