Sex Offender Registration in Texas
Understanding the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program
One of the consequences of a
sex crime conviction that will stay with you the longest is that you will be forced
to register as a sex offender. In Texas, registration with the state Sex
Offender Registration Program is required of an individual convicted of
various crimes, such as
sexual assault and
child pornography. Regardless of whether you remain in Plano or move to another county,
you will have to notify local law enforcement of your presence in the
community and provide specific details about yourself for inclusion in
an online database that is maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The registry is available to the general public for searches based on name,
home address, or proximity to various schools. If you are convicted, your
profile will include information such as:
- Your name
- Your home address
- Your employer and job title
- A recent photograph and supplemental photos
- A detailed physical description, e.g. height, weight, eye color, and shoe size
- Aliases, including online profiles for social networks
- Details about your conviction (ex: the type of crime)
If you are found guilty of a sex crime, your punishment will not end at
the completion of a jail or prison term or when you pay your fines. You
will have to live as a registered sex offender and be exposed to the social
stigma and censure attached to that label by members of the community.
Neighbors and potential employers will have access to the information
in the registry, placing your reputation and your prospects at risk. You
can meet with an experienced Plano defense attorney to discuss your case
in detail and determine the most effective strategy for fighting the charges.
Discuss Your Case with Our Sex Crime Lawyers in Plano
The legal team at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC has successfully represented
many clients on
criminal charges for sex crimes. We know how stressful it can be for you and your family
to face the possibility of a conviction. When you work with our firm,
we will provide you with the highest level of professionalism to meet
your criminal defense needs. With so much at stake, you should take swift
action to defend your rights and protect your name.
Contact a Plano sex crime attorney
to learn more about what you can do to fight the charges against you and
prevent being required to register as a sex offender.