Will I Be Required to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas?
In Texas, criminal convictions for a sex crime may result in mandatory enrollment in the State Sex Offender Program. The information in the sex offender database is fully accessible to the public and has the potential to cause numerous personal and professional damages.
You will need the best available Texas sex crimes attorney to help you beat any criminal sex charges and avoid becoming a registered sex offender.
Gregg Gallian is a qualified, experienced, winning Dallas defense lawyer who has handled hundreds of sex crime cases in Texas and will provide a free consultation and case review. He will not judge you–he is here to defend you.
What is the TEXAS Sex Offender Registry?
The Texas Sex Offender Registry is managed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The registry works with law enforcement agencies or the judicial system to maintain accurate records ad ensure compliance.
Being a registered sex offender will allow the public to freely access your personal information, including:
- Name and Address
- Photo Identification
- Physical Characteristics (Height, Weight, Etc.)
- Details about Sex Crime Conviction
Registered sex offenders are required to validate this information on a yearly basis and to update it immediately if there are changes. You will be responsible for registration into the sex offender database after completion of your sex crime sentence. Failure to meet registration rules and stipulations will result in a felony.
Who is Required to Register as a Sex Offender IN TEXAS?
Any conviction for an applicable sex crime will require you to register into the Sex Offender Database. Applicable crimes include, but are not limited to, any form of sexual assault, solicitation of a minor, child pornography, etc.
What Restrictions are Imposed UPON Registered Sex Offenders?
In addition to social stigma, sex offenders face additional compliance rules that restrict numerous aspects of their daily lives.
Registered sex offenders are not allowed to live or participate in activities near schools, playgrounds, youth centers, or any establishment that is frequented by minors.
Becoming a registered sex offender is especially damaging for your future career goals. You will be prohibited from working with the public. Many organizations will not employ a registered sex offender, even after supervision ceases, due to social stigma.
Additional restrictions may exist based on the nature of your crime and other circumstances in your case. For example, you may be prohibited from using social media, or the internet entirely, if your sex crime was committed online.
How Long DOES Registration as a Sex Offender Last?
The length of time that you are required to be a registered sex offender is determined by the severity of your sex crime charges. In some circumstances may be required to register for only 10 years, while others require lifetime registration.
Examples of Sex Crimes that Require 10-Year Registration:
- Online Solicitation of a Minor
- Indecent Exposure to a Minor (1st Offense)
- Conspiracy to Commit a Sex Crime
Examples of Sex Crimes that Require Lifetime Registration:
- Child Pornography
- Human Trafficking
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
Gregg Gallian is an experienced sex crimes attorney who will work to choose the best defense strategy to avoid you having to register as a sex offender. He is the best around with years of successful resolutions for his clients in these type of cases. Contact Gallian Firm, LLC directly at 214-432-8860 or fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation if you are facing these charges. Don’t wait and even if you have hired another attorney, make the call! You will be glad you did.
How a Dallas Sex Crimes Lawyer Help You Avoid Becoming a Registered Sex Offender
Hiring an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer is the only way to avoid a conviction that would require registration in the Texas Sex Offender Database. A sex crimes lawyer has the experience and knowledge to build a solid defense case against serious sex-related charges.
Gregg Gallian is an experienced sex crimes attorney who will work to choose the best defense strategy to avoid you having to register as a sex offender. He is the best around with years of successful resolutions for his clients in these type of cases. Contact Gallian Firm, LLC directly at 214-432-8860 or visit online to schedule a consultation if you are facing these charges. Don’t wait and even if you have hired another attorney, make the call!