David G. Moore Attorney At Law
Former DA Prosecutor Now Fights for Your Rights
269-216-4573 (Kalamazoo)

How can the sex offender registry affect me?


The mere allegation of having committed a sex crime is often enough to wreck your reputation and ruin your personal life. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may be subjected to serious penalties, including prison and mandatory registration on the sex offender registry. As if the damage to your reputation and serving time in prison is not harmful enough, you could also face ongoing complications long after you have served your time because of the sex offender registry.

There are many laws in Michigan regulating sex offender registration. If you are convicted of a qualifying sex crime, then you will be required to register your name, address and photo with the state for at least 25 years. If you are a repeat offender or were found guilty of a more serious sex offense, then you might be required to register for life. You will also be required to verify your address with authorities at least once per year, but potentially up to four times per year. Failing to do so could result in jail time and a significant fine.

The sex offender registry can also continue to affect your personal and professional lives as well as your reputation well into the future. Since sex offender records are made public, neighbors, co-workers, prospective employers, friends and family members may find out about your conviction and distance themselves from you.

As you can see, there is a lot at stake when being confronted by sex crime allegations. Therefore, you should not hesitate to do everything in your power to protect your freedom, reputation and overall well-being. By speaking with a competent Michigan attorney, you may be able to discover some legal options that will allow you to do so.

Source: Michigan Legislature, "Sex Offender Registry Summary of Legislation," accessed on Jan. 23, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Make an appointment Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy