SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ATTORNEYS IN DALLAS, TEXAS
One of the most devastating consequences of a sex crime conviction can be required placement on the sex offender registry. As former Dallas County prosecutors, Keith and Kevin Harris are well aware of the criminal laws that can label you as a sex offender for life. Focusing their practice throughout the greater Dallas area, Keith and Kevin will defend you against criminal charges that can result in a permanent position on the sex offender registry.
Do not allow yourself to become the victim of unfounded accusations that can negatively affect your reputation forever. Let Harris & Harris Law Group serve as your Dallas criminal defense law firm and fight to help you avoid being identified as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
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The Texas Sex Offender Registry
Texas, like all states, has established a sex offender registry that law enforcement officials update on a regular basis. The Texas sex offender registry is readily available to the public and contains detailed information about all persons designated as sex offenders under Texas law, including addresses, employers, criminal history of sex offenses, and required dates of registration. Most states maintain their sex offender registries online for access by members of the public through a designated law enforcement agency. In Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) monitors the Texas sex offender registry and makes it accessible to the public. Many different types of sex offenses under Texas law require sex offender registration for varying amounts of time.
Sex Offenses Requiring Sex Offender Registration
Some Texas sex crimes require sex offender registration for a certain period. For instance, a conviction for the crime of Indecency with a Child by Exposure, which is a third-degree felony under Texas law, requires that the perpetrator register as a sex offender for a period of ten years. However, many convictions for sex crimes in the state of Texas now mandate that the perpetrators register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
Convictions for the crimes of Indecency with a Child by Contact, Sexual Assault of a Child, and Continuous Sexual Abuse all require lifetime sex offender registration. Failure to abide by registration requirements is also an independent criminal act and can be the basis for revocation of probation or parole. Mandatory sex offender registration is only one of the very serious penalties that will result from a Texas sex offense conviction.
Former prosecutors Keith and Kevin Harris know the intricacies of Texas sex crimes, as well as the requirements of the Texas sex offender registry. Due to their unique experience, Keith and Kevin are fully prepared to help you fight against the lifetime label of sex offender, which is a very realistic and probable result of a Texas sex crime conviction. Do not delay in calling Harris & Harris Law Group. They may be able to help you stay off the sex offender registration list.