Are You Eligible for Deregistration?
The first thing you must consider when you are a convicted sex offender and you want to move to Colorado, is whether or not you are eligible for deregistration. As a sex offender, you cannot simply stop registering once you have reached the end of the time period for which you were required to register. First, you must petition the court in the jurisdiction where you live in order to remove your name from the registry.
Misdemeanor or Felony?
When you move, you will be required to deregister in the jurisdiction where you previously lived, and register in the new area. What makes this process difficult, is that each state defines criminal acts differently. For example, a crime might be a misdemeanor in another state, but in Adams, Douglas, and Jefferson County the same offense might be a felony. In Colorado, the time period you are required to register depends on the severity of your offense. Let's say you have a second conviction of Indecent Exposure– C.R.S. 18-7-302 out-of-state, which is a misdemeanor. The laws there require you register as a sex offender for five years. But, in Colorado, a second conviction of Indecent Exposure is a felony and requires you to register for 10 years.
Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Lawyer
The laws related to registration as a sex offender are complex and complicated. There are hundreds of little rules you must follow, or you could be charged with another crime and face jail or prison time. The registration process is made more complicated when a conviction is out-of-state. Don't attempt to figure out the process on your own and possibly commit another crime. We are experienced sex crimes defense attorneys who have helped hundreds of good people just like you deregister as sex offenders and make a move from out-of-state successfully. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.Request a Free Consultation
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