What Are The Sex Offender Registry And The Active Community Notification?
What Is The Sex Offender Registry And If Someone Is Registered, Do They Stay There Forever?
That’s exactly what it is. The offender is required to register with the state police, the state police notifies the local police. The offender must keep in touch with them throughout the rest of their life. They must always know where the offender lives. Whenever a crime in the area is committed, they’re going to be the first one they look at. And it is true that the offender is in it for life. After 15 years, an application can be made to be removed but it’s a difficult process to go through.
Who Can View The Sex Offender Registry? Is It A National Database?
Anyone. You can go on your computer right now and see and type ‘Are there any sex offenders in my neighborhood’ into your Google search bar and some group(s) will be more than happy to let you know. You will then have to provide your address to proceed.
And there are different levels of sex offenders and control what information was on, how long these stay on. The bottom line is it is something which you want to fight, use a defense lawyer, to stay away from.
Does The Database Actually List The Crime That They Have Committed Or Have Been Charged With?
Yes, it does. In fact, it not only displays a picture, date of birth, name, but also home address and other details. There is a lot of information out there in that database. It tells all about the case too, so you don’t want to be on it.
What About Juveniles? Are They Required To Register If They Have Been Convicted Of Any Sort Of Sex Crime?
That’s going to be up to the judge and the prosecutor. That’s a case-by-case type of thing.
What Is The Active Community Notification And Who Is Subject To That?
If someone’s been convicted of a Megan’s law crime, then there can be determination as to what level of sex offender they are and what list they are going to have to go on, too.
If you have more questions about the sex offender registry or the active community notification, call the Law Offices of James A. Abate for a free initial consultation at 908-643-7005 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.
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