Picking up from Requirements for the Colorado Sex Offender Registry (Part 1)¸ the following is some further, crucial information regarding the Colorado sex offender registry requirements for individuals who have been convicted of sex crimes in Colorado or other states. While Part 1 of this blog concentrated on when, where and how sex offenders are required to register, here in Part 2, we will focus on discussing which types sex crimes necessitate registration with the Colorado sex offender registry.
Who Is Required to Register as a Sex Offender?
Individual who will be required to register as sex offenders in Colorado include those who were convicted of:
- Any unlawful sexual offense in Colorado on or after July 1, 1991
- Any unlawful sexual offense in any other state or under military or federal jurisdiction on or after July 1, 1991.
Additionally, individuals who were released from jail or prison for an unlawful sexual offense on or after July 1, 1991, as well as those who received deferred sentences for sex crimes on or after July 1, 1994, will also be required to register as Colorado sex offenders.
Individuals who will be required to register as Colorado sex offenders every 90 days (i.e., quarterly) for the rest of their lives include those who have been deemed to be sexually violent predators and/or were convicted of:
- First- or second-degree sexual assault
- Sexual assault on a child
- Sexual assault when the convicted individual held a position of trust in the community
- Incest or aggravated incest.
Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers
The authorities take allegations of sex crimes, particularly when they have allegedly been committed by individuals who have a criminal record or when they involve victims who are children, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime or of any felony or misdemeanor crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
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