In most cases where an individual has been convicted of a sex crime involving a child, he or she will be required to register as a sex offender in the state he or she resides in. This can be an embarrassing process that usually involves notifying the people who live in the community that a registered child sex offender lives among them.
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If you are facing allegations of sexual abuse in Texas, and want to avoid having to register as a sex offender, it would be best to contact a qualified child sex abuse defense attorney who can give you the necessary legal advice and representation, that could help you avoid being convicted.
Dallas Child Sex Offender Registration Attorney
If you are facing accusations of a sex crime in Texas, contact Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law. Our experienced sex abuse defense attorneys will fight to help you avoid the embarrassment of being convicted of a sex crime and being forced to register as a sex offender in Texas.
Call Dunham & Jones today at 800-499-8455 to set up a consultation to discuss the details of your case. Your consultation will be kept confidential and is free of charge.
Requirements for Child Sex Offender Registration in Texas
According to Chapter 62 of the Code of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, adults and juveniles who have committed a sex crime in Texas are required to register as sex offenders with law enforcement in the city or county that they live in. The purpose of this is to make law enforcement and families in the community aware of the sex offender’s presence or whereabouts. During the sex offender registration process, the individual is required to provide law enforcement with:
- Full name
- Current address
- A color photograph
- Details of the sexual offense committed
These are the most common pieces of information that are required for sex offenders to register. However, law enforcement may be permitted to ask for more identifying information, depending on the circumstances.
Sex Offender Supervision in Texas
In Texas, it is a requirement for individuals who have registered as sex offenders to regularly report to law enforcement in order to keep their registration information up to date. If for instance a registered sex offender moves to a different part of the city and doesn’t notify the proper authority of the change of address, he or she can be charged with a felony.
Public Notification of Sex Offenders
Texas law allows law enforcement to post pictures of sex offenders along with the details of their offense in the local newspaper, and in some cases, if a high risk registered sex offender relocates, law enforcement authorities will distribute a postcard with the sex offender’s picture and information to the residents in the community.
The public can also find information on registered sex offenders in their community by going here.
Contesting Sex Offender Registration in Fort Worth
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Texas, contact Dunham & Jones today. Our experienced sex abuse defense attorneys will use their decades of experience to ensure that your case is handled appropriately from start to finish.
Contact Dunham & Jones to set up a FREE and confidential consultation today at 800-499-8455 and let us help you overcome the charges you face.