In May 2014, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation rolled out a new sex offender website. The new website will have many new features that will better enable someone to identify and keep tabs on local sex offenders.
Some of the new features include:
- A notification module that notifies users if a registered sex offender moves into a zip code area that the user has added to a “Watch List”
- Accessibility from any device
- Photos of the sex offenders
- Detailed descriptions of the convictions, i.e. lewd acts on a child
Consider this hypothetical scenario. A Denver resident has signed up for the notification module on the new sex offender website. A registered sex offender moves to Boulder. The Denver resident has flagged the zip codes for all surrounding cities, including Boulder, and receives an alert with detailed information of the sex offender who has just moved.
This means that the stigma associated with being a sex offender can now reach far beyond the borders of the offender’s city of residency and make moving forward that much more difficult.
If you have been charged with a sex offense in or near Denver, it is important that you know that Colorado law enforcement takes these offenses very seriously and so should you. More and more Coloradans are speaking out about sexual assault and law enforcement is cracking down in response, and the implementation of this new tracking system is one such example.
You need an experienced sex crime defense attorney who will fight for your rights and help you get the best possible outcome for your case. The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara in Denver, CO, has handled many of these types of cases and can help you build a strong defense. We will do everything we can to avoid the lifelong stigma that comes with sex offender registration.