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A conviction of Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, or Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver and Adams County, requires that a person registers as a sex offender. Sex offender registration is crippling and can have a lasting impact on those convicted. Fortunately, some sexual offenses allow men and women to deregister as a sex offender. It's imperative you consult an affordable sex offender deregistration lawyer if you are a registered sex offender and you would like to petition the court to deregister as a sex offender in Colorado. Do not assume you can stop registering as a sex offender without court permission. Doing so will result in additional charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, C.R.S. 18-3-412.5.
When Can I Deregister as a Sex Offender in Jefferson and Douglas County?
A sex offender can deregister by filing a petition with the court. C.R.S. 16-22-113, Petition for Removal from Registry, requires that a person must first petition the court to discontinue sex offender registration in Douglas County and Jefferson County, Colorado. Additionally, it states there are certain periods of time a person must wait before they can deregister as a sex offender. Generally, unless a person successfully completes sex offender treatment, most courts are unwilling to permit deregistration. Below is a table listing when a person can petition the court to deregister as a sex offender depending on the details of their criminal case:
|Class of Felony or Misdemeanor
|Timeframe for Deregistering as a Sex Offender
|Class 1, 2 or 3 Felony
|20 Years (after the completion of the sentence)
|Class 4, 5 or 6 Felony or Class 1 Misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Contact, or Sexual Assault in the Third Degree
|10 Years (after the completion of the sentence)
|Class 1 Misdemeanor not mentioned above
|5 Years (after the completion of the sentence)
There are many other time frames to consider (based on the details of a person's criminal case) before they can deregister as a sex offender in Arapahoe County and across Colorado. Additionally, under some circumstances, a person may never be allowed to deregister as a sex offender.