Registration of Sexual Offenders in Colorado

Our legal team will help you understand the process of registering as a sex offender in Colorado

A person who has committed a sex offense and is considered a sexually violent predator must be registered as a sexual offender.

In Colorado, the only way that a person can avoid registering is if the court acknowledges that the person was under eighteen at the time of the act, or if the court decides that the registration is unfair and that the person is not a threat to the community.

During the registration process, a person must provide his or her name, date of birth, address, place of employment, email address, online profile and chat room identities, a current photograph, vehicle information, and a full set of fingerprints.

Depending on the defendant’s sex offense, the person must register either quarterly or annually, as well as each time the defendant moves or changes information.

Crimes that require sex offender registration

Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry Law requires sex offender registration for adults convicted of one or more sexually oriented crimes. There are a variety of sex crimes that require one to register as a sex offender in Colorado, including:

  • Sexual assault in the first, second, or third degree
  • Unlawful sexual contact
  • Sexual assault on a child
  • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist
  • Enticement of a child
  • Incest
  • Aggravated Incest
  • Trafficking in children
  • Sexual exploitation of children
  • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation
  • Indecent exposure
  • Soliciting for child prostitution
  • Pandering of a child
  • Procurement of a child for prostitution
  • Keeping a place of child prostitution
  • Pimping of a child
  • Inducement of child prostitution
  • Patronizing a prostituted child
  • Engaging in sexual conduct in a penal institution
  • Wholesale promotion of obscenity to minors
  • Promotion of obscenity to minors
  • Criminal attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above offenses

Failure to Register

If a person fails to register as a sex offender, he or she can face jail time and fines.

Furthermore, if a person is deemed a “sexually violent predator,” they will be subject to even more severe restrictions, including the requirement to notify neighbors and community members of their status as a sex offender. This can be an embarrassing situation, which is why our sex crime defense lawyers will work with you to fight your sex crime charges and to get any charges reduced or dropped. 


Because of the dire consequences of registering as a sex offender, some people can apply to be removed from the sex offender registry, in a process called De-registration.

The process of deregistering as a sex offender in Colorado is complicated, which is why our criminal defense lawyers are here to guide you through all of the steps and pitfalls.

Sex Crimes FAQ

Learn more about sex crimes and the requirements for registering as a sex offender in our FAQ.

Stay compliant with registration requirements

If you’ve been ordered to register as a sex offender, you need a lawyer who can fight the charges against you, help you to manage your registration, or start the process of deregistering as a sex offender. Contact the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara today for a free consultation to discuss what we can do for you when it comes to registering as a sex offender in Colorado.

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