Sex Offender Registration Rules in Colorado
Every sexual offense, like Sexual Assault, Internet Luring or Unlawful Sexual Contact, requires sex offender registration in Adams County. How long someone needs to register is an important question people ask us. The most common question though is whether they can discontinue registration. Let’s look at those two questions in today’s blog.
How Long does a Sex Offender Need to Register?
The length of registration in Jefferson County and across Colorado depends on the classification of the sex offense you were convicted of. Here is the basic length, subject to some modifications for some crimes:
Class 1 Felony Sex Crime – 20 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 2 Felony Sex Offense – 20 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 3 Felony Sex Crime – 20 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 4 Felony Sexual Offense – 10 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 5 Felony Sexual Crime – 10 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 6 Felony Sexual Offense – 10 years following release from prison, parole or probation
Class 1 Misdemeanor Sex Offense – 10 years following release from jail or probation
Class 2 Misdemeanor Sexual Offense – 5 years following release from jail or probation
Class 3 Misdemeanor Sexual Crime – 5 years following release from jail or probation
Please note that some felony sex offenses, like Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault on a Child have lifetime registration in Denver. Also, adults who have a combined two or more adult convictions or juvenile adjudications for sex offenses may be required to register for a lifetime. This includes one adult and one juvenile, for a total of two offenses.
How to Discontinue Registration as a Sex Offender in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Once your registration requirements have been fulfilled, you can petition a court to discontinue registration in Arapahoe County. Your petition will then be set for a hearing, where the district attorney, victims, police, probation officers, parole officers and treatment providers can come and object or offer their support for your request. A petition to discontinue registration is not a guaranteed success. Courts heavily weigh the opinion of other government officials. They also care whether you have completed treatment, so they can have confidence that your likelihood of reoffending is reduced.
Eligibility to Discontinue Registration Attorney – Douglas County
Your eligibility to discontinue registration depends on many complicated factors in Douglas County Colorado. There are exceptions to the general rules listed above. So, it is best to come and meet with an experienced deregistration lawyer and discuss your particular situation.
Never give a statement to police about your registration or any criminal offense. Instead, call us 24/7 at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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