Connecticut Sex Offender Registry Requirements
When an individual finds themselves convicted of a serious crime, they rightfully expect that their future will change. However, upon conviction of a sexual crime, the difficulty of the uncertainty of their future and any behavior expectations may become overwhelming. One dilemma revolves around sex offender registration. What does this mean for everyday life and how will it impact the future? Sex offender registrants must meet certain requirements to abide by Connecticut laws.
Types of Sex Crimes
Nearly every conviction for any sex crime in Connecticut requires that the offender register on the National Sex Offender Registry. A few of the crimes that are under these regulations are:
- Sexual assault,
- Molestation of a child,
- Online solicitation of a minor,
- Date rape,
- Attempted rape,
- Sex with a minor (statutory rape), and
- Possession of child pornography.
Requirements of the Sex Offender Registry
Upon an order to register as a sex offender, several requirements must be met for the upkeep of registration. Each offense has a set amount of time in which a convicted individual must maintain their registration. These requirements include:
- Annual renewal of registration,
- Update mailing address,
- Communicate employment changes, and
- Disclose registration to neighbors and employers.
Impact on the Future
After any accusations of sex crimes, let alone any convictions, a black label is often placed on an individual. This negative stamp can create a lasting impact on the future. Not only can it affect employment opportunities, but also housing arrangements, romantic interests, and can lead to harassment by others. Pertinent information becomes available for the public to easily locate for potentially the rest of your life, based on the tier of the offense. The listed information includes:
- Social security number,
- Birth year,
- Type of sex crime,
- Physical description,
- Scars, marks, and tattoos,
- Home address,
- Employment location,
- School address, and
- Vehicle information, including license plate number.
Having a sex crime conviction on your record can have a devastating effect on you and your family. Unfortunately, many of these types of crimes are wrongfully accused, either by false identity, vindication over past resentment, or other reasons. It is imperative that you discuss your situation with a proven lawyer dedicated to maintaining your freedom. If you would like to discuss your situation with a Fairfield County, CT sex crime defense attorney, contact the Law Offices of Daniel P. Weiner today at 203-348-5846 to take advantage of your risk-free initial consultation.